Energy efficiency aspects of multi-dimensional elastic optical networking

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There is a significant effort to make transition from the traditional DWDM based network infrastructure to the next generation one based on dynamic and elastic optical networking. Such a networking will have multidimensional nature with respect to arrangement of the spectral and spatial signal components, where each component is based on a multidimensional coded modulation. The employment of multiple degrees of freedom offers significant opportunities for the energy efficient transmission of information bits. In this paper, we consider the energy aspects of the elastic networking based on the optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), optical spatial mode multiplexing, and multidimensional coded modulation. The adaptive optimization approach can lead to a substantial increase in the energy efficiency for high spectral density cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2013 - Cartagena, Spain
Duration: Jun 23 2013Jun 27 2013


Other2013 15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2013



  • adaptive coded modulation
  • Elastic optical networks
  • optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
  • spatial optical multiplexing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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