As traffic demands become more uncertain and newer services continuously arise, novel network elements are needed to provide more flexibility, scalability, resilience and adaptability to today's optical networks. Considering these requirements, within the European project IDEALIST the investigation of elastic optical networks is undertaken with special focus on next generation optical node architectures. As an evolution of existent ROADMs and OXCs, these optical nodes will establish a new paradigm in which the network requirements will be efficiently addressed considering various emerging dimensions. In this article, we describe the drivers, architectures, and technologies that will enable these novel optical nodes. In addition, multivendor traffic interoperability, optical defragmentation, and node cascadability are also described as considerations in the node design.
|Titolo:||Next generation optical nodes: The vision of the European research project IDEALIST|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo su Rivista/Article|