First Experimental Demonstration of Secure NFV Orchestration over an SDN-Controlled Optical Network with Time-Shared Quantum Key Distribution Resources

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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Aguado, Alejandro; Hugues-Salas, Emilio; Haigh, Paul Anthony; Marhuenda, Jaume; Nejabati, Reza; Simeonidou, Dimitra (High Performance Networks Group, University of Bristol, UK)
Price, Alasdair B. (Centre for Quantum Photonics & Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training, School of Physics & Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,)
Sibson, Phil; Kennard, Jake E.; Erven, Christopher; Rarity, John G.; Thompson, Mark G. (Centre for Quantum Photonics, University of Bristol, UK)
Lord, Andrew (Head of Optical Research, BT, UK)

We demonstrate, for the first time, a secure optical network architecture that combines NFV orchestration and SDN control with quantum key distribution (QKD) technology. A novel time-shared QKD network design is presented as a cost-effective solution for practical networks.