Optical Network Planning with Rate-Tunable NRZ Transponders

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Rival, Olivier; Morea, Annalisa; Antona, Jean-Christophe (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France, Route de Villejust 91620 NOZAY, France)

We present simple reach estimators for 5 to 15Gb/s NRZ channels in commonly deployed networks and assess the benefits of tunable data-rate in core optical networks through routing and resource allocation studies.