Networking

Experimental Demonstration of an Impairment Aware Network Planning and Operation Tool for Transparent/Translucent Optical Networks

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Executive Summary

Core optical networks using reconfigurable optical switches and tunable lasers appear to be on the road towards widespread deployment and could evolve to all-optical mesh networks in the coming future. Considering the impact of physical layer impairments in the planning and operation of all-optical (and translucent) networks is the main focus of the DICONET project. The impairment aware Network Planning and Operation Tool (NPOT) is the main outcome of DICONET project, which is explained in detail in this paper.

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