Cognition-enabling techniques in heterogeneous and flexgrid optical communication networks

Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, Antonio Caballero Jambrina, Silvia Saldaña Cercos, Robert Borkowski

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High degree of heterogeneity of future optical networks, such as services with different quality-of-transmission requirements, modulation formats and switching techniques, will pose a challenge for the control and optimization of different parameters. Incorporation of cognitive techniques can help to solve this issue by realizing a network that can observe, act, learn and optimize its performance, taking into account end-to-end goals. In this letter we present the approach of cognition applied to heterogeneous optical networks developed in the framework of the EU project CHRON: Cognitive Heterogeneous Reconfigurable Optical Network. We focus on the approaches developed in the project for optical performance monitoring and power consumption models to implement an energy efficient network.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems V
Place of PublicationWashington
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventSPIE OPTO 2013 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 2 Feb 20137 Feb 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE


ConferenceSPIE OPTO 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


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