Workshop Description Multi-band (MB) expands the available capacity of optical fibres beyond traditional C and/or C+L bands by enabling transmission within S, E, and O bands – translating into a potential 10x capacity increase. MB networking raises challenges from both system and network perspectives. From the point of view of the former, MB networks require new key components, such as optical amplifiers, transceivers, and possibly MB reconfigurable add/drop multiplexers (MB
“LPsec: A Fast and Secure Cryptographic System for Optical Connections,” by Iqbal, L. Velasco, N. Costa, A. Napoli, J. Pedro, and M. Ruiz, IEEE/OPTICA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN), 2022. We propose Light Path SECurity (LPsec), a secure cryptographic solution for optical connections that involves fast data encryption using stream ciphers and key exchange using Diffie-Hellman (DH) protocol through the optical channel.
“Deep Learning -based Real-Time Analysis of Lightpath Optical Constellations [Invited],” by Ruiz, D. Sequeira, and L. Velasco, IEEE/OPTICA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN), vol. 14, pp. C70-C81, 2022. In-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) constellation analysis enables deep understanding of the characteristics of lightpaths. We present methods based on deep learning. https://opg.optica.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?uri=jocn-14-6-C70
“On the Benefits of Point-to-Multipoint Coherent Optics for Multilayer Capacity Planning in Ring Networks with Varying Traffic Profiles” by P. Pavon-Marino, N. Skorin-kapov, M. V. Bueno-Delgado, J. Back, and A. Napoli Abstract: Point-to-Multipoint (P2MP) coherent optics using Digital Subcarrier Multiplexing (DSCM) have recently been proposed as a promising new technology to reduce the cost and complexity of optical transport networks,particularly those in metro aggregation scenarios with Hub-and-Spoke (H&S) traffic patterns
“SDN-enabled Multi-band S-BVT within Disaggregated Optical Networks”, by L. Nadal, M. Svaluto Moreolo, J. M. Fàbrega, F. J. Vílchez. Abstract: A novel open SDN-enabled multi-band S-BVT based on multi-carrier modulation and direct detection receiver configuration is experimentally validated over up to 50.47 km of SSMF, enabling C-, L- and S-band transmission in disaggregated optical metro networks.
Oscar Gonzales de Dios, B5G-OPEN Coordinator, presenting at ICT-52 Workshop on 6G
“QoT-Driven Optical Control and Data Plane in Multi-Vendor Disaggregated Networks” by G.Borraccini, S. Straullu, A. Giorgetti, R. D’Ingillo, D. Scano, A. D’Amico, E. Virgillito, A. Nespola, N. Sambo, F. Cugini, V. Curri Abstract: A novel disaggregated network architecture with independent PCE and optical control based on GNPy is proposed and experimentally validated over a network including two independent OLSs for total 1400 km, ROADM whiteboxes and pluggable transceivers.
“Applications of P4-based Network Programmability in Optical Networks” by F. Cugini, D. Scano, A. Giorgetti, A. Sgambelluri, F. Paolucci, J.J. Vegas Olmos, P. Castoldi Abstract: This paper presents potentials and challenges of disaggregated metro-edge networking based on open packet-optical nodes encompassing coherent pluggable modules, SONiC open operating system, and P4-based packet switching programmability.
“Evaluation of Deep Reinforcement Learning for Restoration in Optical Networks” By C. Hern´andez-Chulde, R. Casellas, R. Mart´ınez, R. Vilalta, R. Munoz – CTTC. Abstract: A deep reinforcement learning-based agent is presented to perform autonomous lightpath restoration upon a link failure event. The agent is evaluated against other heuristic algorithms under different trafﬁc load and failure duration scenarios.