Logical optical line terminal technologies towards flexible and highly reliable metro- and access-integrated networks

Satoru Okamoto, Takehiro Sato, Naoaki Yamanaka

研究成果: Conference contribution

10 被引用数 (Scopus)


In this paper, flexible and highly reliable metro and access integrated networks with network virtualization and software defined networking technologies will be presented. Logical optical line terminal (L-OLT) technologies and active optical distribution networks (ODNs) are the key to introduce flexibility and high reliability into the metro and access integrated networks. In the Elastic Lambda Aggregation Network (E?AN) project which was started in 2012, a concept of the programmable optical line terminal (P-OLT) has been proposed. A role of the P-OLT is providing multiple network services that have different protocols and quality of service requirements by single OLT box. Accommodated services will be Internet access, mobile front-haul/back-haul, data-center access, and leased line. L-OLTs are configured within the P-OLT box to support the functions required for each network service. Multiple P-OLTs and programmable optical network units (P-ONUs) are connected by the active ODN. Optical access paths which have flexible capacity are set on the ODN to provide network services from L-OLT to logical ONUs (L-ONUs). The L-OLT to L-ONU path on the active ODN provides a logical connection. Therefore, introducing virtualization technologies becomes possible. One example is moving an L-OLT from one P-OLT to another P-OLT like a virtual machine. This movement is called L-OLT migration. The L-OLT migration provides flexible and reliable network functions such as energy saving by aggregating L-OLTs to a limited number of P-OLTs, and network wide optical access path restoration. Other L-OLT virtualization technologies and experimental results will be also discussed in the paper.

ホスト出版物のタイトルOptical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems IX
編集者Atul K. Srivastava, Benjamin B. Dingel, Youichi Akasaka
出版ステータスPublished - 2017
イベントOptical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems IX - San Francisco, United States
継続期間: 2017 1月 312017 2月 2


名前Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering


OtherOptical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems IX
国/地域United States
CitySan Francisco

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • 応用数学
  • 電子工学および電気工学


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