Adaptive Guard-band Assignment with Adaptive Spectral Profile Equalizer to Improve Spectral Usage of Impairment-Aware Elastic Optical Network

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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Takeshita, Hitoshi; Noguchi, Hidemi; Abe, Junichi; Fujisawa, Shinsuke; Tajima, Akio (IoT Devices Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation, 1753 Shimonumabe Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki, Japan)

We propose an adaptive guard-band assignment method that solves the over-assignment problem and an adaptive spectral profile equalizer to enhance its capability. Simulation and experimental results demonstrate a 12.5% spectral usage improvement and feasibility for application to actual networks.