Future Perspectives in Elastic Optical Networks

  • Suresh KumarEmail author
  • Deepak Sharma
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 958)


The new generation Elastic Optical Networks (EONs) based on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) can accommodate exponentially increasing heterogeneous data traffic efficiently and economically. In EONs, the optimum channel spacing between various subcarriers is very crucial for its efficient performance. The use of Sub-Carrier Multiplexing (SCM) in EONs is visualized as an evolving field. This paper present the evaluation of SCM based EONs for both mathematical and simulative model. The designed SCM-EON network is analytically evaluated for its performance with different modulation techniques (Direct Modulation and External Modulation). The performance of system is also evaluated for amplification using Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA) and Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA). Simulative results show that Optical Phase Modulation (OPM) along with EDFA offers enhanced performance for the proposed model. It has also been observed that OPM is a better technique for SCM and hence it can be deduced that the combination will boost EONs efficiency in handling network resources.


Elastic Optical Networks OFDM Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) SCM EDFA OPM Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) Bandwidth variable-wavelength cross-connects (BV-WXC) Coherent Optical Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (CO-OFDM) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringUniversity Institute of Engineering and Technology, Maharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia

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