Comparing Networking Benefits of Digital Back-Propagation vs. Lightpath Regeneration

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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Cantono, Mattia; Gaudino, Roberto; Poggiolini, Pierluigi; Curri, Vittorio (DET, Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

We compare the networking benefits of Ideal Single-Channel Digital-Back-Propagation (ISCDBP) vs. Lightpath Regeneration as Quality-of-Transmission enhancing techniques. By analyzing three different topologies, we show that ISC-DBP has the potential to substantially reduce the number of required regenerators in all-optical networks.