Next Generation Optical Networking

The 16th annual Next Generation Optical Networking event 23-26th June 2014 is moving to Nice, France.

The program of this special session that is organized on Wednesday 25th June 2014 is:



11.45 Spatial-Spectral Flexible Optical Networking and Enabling Switching Solutions

  • What is needed to enable space-division multiplexed (SDM) optical networking beyond point-to-point transmission systems?
  • Spatially-flexible optical networking vs. spectrum-flexible optical networking: opposing options or complementary solutions for the future core networks?
  • Network planning issues for spatial-spectral flexible optical networking
  • Novel optical switches/cross-connects for SDM-based optical networks
  • SDN control plane developments for SDM-based optical networks

Prof. Ioannis Tomkos, AIT & Technical Manager, EU Project INSPACE


12.05 Petabit-Per-Second Optical Transport Network Using Space Division Multiplexing

  • High-capacity SDM system challenges in Japanese national research projects
  • Fibre fuse phenomenon and its impact on core and metro network
  • Advantages and issues in multi-core / multi-mode transmission

Yutaka Miyamoto, Senior Distinguished Researcher, NTT


12.25 Space-Division Multiplexing for Optical Networks Beyond 100 Tb/s

    • WDM has enabled tremendous network capacity growth over the past decades but is now reaching its fundamental Shannon limits
    • Among all available physical dimensions, "space" is the only one allowing for sustainable capacity growth
    • It is not a question of "if" but of "when" optical SDM systems will enter optical transport networks

Peter Winzer, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Bell Labs


12.45 Ideal Properties of Novel Fibres for Future Petabit Networks

    • Scaling single mode fibre networks
    • Alternative fibre designs
    • Scaling of energy consumption for different fibre types

Professor Andrew Ellis, Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

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