Taking advantage of elastic optical networks

Alexandros Stavdas , Chris Matrakidis, Matthias Gunkel, Adrian Asensio, Luis Velasco, Emmanouel Varvarigos, Kostas Christodoulopoulos

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This chapter shows how the new paradigm of Elastic Optical Networks (EON) is changing the way we perceive networking. The mode of operation of EON is described and the potential gains are outlined, followed by Use-Cases outlining how flex-grid technology can be advantageous for multi-layer resiliency, for serving metro networks and finally for data centre interconnection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElastic Optical Networks
Subtitle of host publicationArchitectures, Technologies, and Control
Editors Víctor López , Luis Velasco
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783319301747
ISBN (Print)9783319301730
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameOptical Networks
ISSN (Print)1935-3839
ISSN (Electronic)1935-3847


  • Superchannel
  • Sliceable bandwidth variable transponders
  • Multi-layer resilience
  • Multi-layer network planning
  • Flex-grid in metro-regional networks
  • Data centres Interconnection
  • Transfer mode requests

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