Filterless Networks Based on Optical White Boxes and SDM

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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Muhammad, Ajmal; Furdek, Marija; Wosinska, Lena (School of ICT, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Kista, Sweden)
Zervas, Georgios (High-Performance Networks Group, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK)

We propose an agile and programmable multicore fiber (MCF)-based filterless network that exploits the flexibility offered by spatial domain multiplexing and programmable optical switches to eliminate the waste of spectrum due to unfiltered transmission.