Elastic Optical Networks

Architectures, Technologies, and Control

  • Víctor López
  • Luis Velasco

Part of the Optical Networks book series (OPNW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Víctor López, Luis Velasco
    Pages 1-5
  3. Andrew Lord, Yu Rong Zhou, Rich Jensen, Annalisa Morea, Marc Ruiz
    Pages 7-30
  4. Alexandros Stavdas, Chris Matrakidis, Matthias Gunkel, Adrian Asensio, Luis Velasco, Emmanouel Varvarigos et al.
    Pages 31-54
  5. Luis Velasco, Marc Ruiz, Kostas Christodoulopoulos, Manos Varvarigos, Mateusz Żotkiewicz, Michal Pióro
    Pages 55-81
  6. Antonio Napoli, Danish Rafique, Marc Bohn, Markus Nölle, Johannes Karl Fischer, Colja Schubert
    Pages 83-116
  7. Georgios Zervas, Emilio Hugues-Salas, Tanya Polity, Silvano Frigerio, Ken-Ichi Sato
    Pages 117-157
  8. Juan Pedro Fernández-Palacios, Víctor López, Beatriz de la Cruz, Ori Gerstel, Nicola Sambo, Emilio Riccardi
    Pages 159-188
  9. Oscar González de Dios, Ramon Casellas, Francesco Paolucci
    Pages 189-215
  10. Filippo Cugini, Piero Castoldi, Mayur Channegowda, Ramon Casellas, Francesco Paolucci, Alberto Castro
    Pages 217-244
  11. Daniel King, Víctor Lopez, Oscar Gonzalez de Dios, Ramon Casellas, Nektarios Georgalas, Adrian Farrel
    Pages 245-267
  12. Ramon Casellas, Alessio Giorgetti, Lluís Gifre, Luis Velasco, Víctor López, Oscar González et al.
    Pages 269-292
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 293-299

About this book


This book addresses challenges and potential solutions surrounding the dramatic yearly increases in bandwidth demand. The editors discuss the predicament surrounding current growth, which is predicted to continue because of the proliferation of disruptive, high bandwidth applications like video and cloud applications. They also discuss that in addition to growth, traffic will become much more dynamic, both in time and direction. The contributors show how large changes in traffic magnitude during a 24-hour period can be observed, as day-time business users have very different demands to evening-time residential customers, and how this plays into addressing future challenges. In addition, they discuss potential solutions for the issues surrounding situations where multiple content and cloud service providers offer competing services, causing the traffic direction to become more dynamic. The contributors discuss that although the WDM transponder technology can be upgraded to 100Gb/s in the short to medium term, and to 1Tb/s in the longer term, bandwidth-variable transponders that can adjust their bandwidth quickly and under software control are needed. In addition, they posit that by using a flexible grid the optical spectrum can be used in a more flexible way. The book comprehensively addresses all these topics and aims at providing a reference for the coming years for researchers, engineers, and practitioners working in the field. Planning and algorithms for elastic optical networks (EONs) are presented, including mathematical models and algorithms.

  • Discusses the evolution from WDM to flexible and the new applications that EONs can support
  • Shows how in the data plane, transmission in EON will cover the next generation of bandwidth variable transponders, novel modulation formats, mitigation of impairments, and node architectures
  • Presents extensions to GMPLs and OpenFlow for EONS in the control plane, extensions to GMPLS and OpenFlow for EONs, and the concept of in-operation planning


Elastic Optical Networks Flexible Optical Networks Datacenter Interconnection Routing and spectrum allocation Optical Cross-connect Bandwidth-Variable transponders Bandwidth-Variable switching Transmission in optical networks

Editors and affiliations

  • Víctor López
    • 1
  • Luis Velasco
    • 2
  1. 1.Sur 3, Fl. 3, Distrito TelefóniTelefónica Global CTOMadridSpain
  2. 2.Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-30173-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30174-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1935-3839
  • Series Online ISSN 1935-3847
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