Cost Benefit Quantification of SDM Network Implementations based on Spatially Integrated Network Elements

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Rivas-Moscoso, J. M.; Klonidis, D.; Tomkos, I. (Athens Information Technology (AIT), 15125 Marousi, Greece)
Shariati, B. (Athens Information Technology (AIT), 15125 Marousi, Greece & Universitat Politènica de Catalunya (UPC), 08034 Barcelona, Spain)
Mastropaolo, A. (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, 56127 Pisa, Italy)

We perform a techno-economic analysis of different SDM network implementations considering spatially-integrated transceivers, amplifiers and switches. We quantify the cost reduction of the SDM schemes compared to conventional approaches based on parallel-fiber systems.