Elastic Optical Networks
This book presents advances in the field of optical networks - specifically on research and applications in elastic optical networks (EON). The material reflects the authors' extensive research and industrial activities and includes contributions from preeminent researchers and practitioners in optical networking. The authors discuss the new research and applications that address the issue of increased bandwidth demand due to disruptive, high bandwidth applications, e.g., video and cloud applications. The book also discusses issues with traffic not only increasing but becoming much more dynamic, both in time and direction, and posits immediate, medium, and long-term solutions throughout the text. The book is intended to provide a reference for network architecture and planning, communication systems, and control and management approaches that are expected to steer the evolution of EONs. Dr. Lopez is a Technology Expert at Telefonica Global CTO units. He works on the IP and optical processes of the Telefonica group as well as in the research projects funded by the Telefonica group and the European Commission. He has wide experience from telecom industry to academe in his ten years career. He has co-authored more than 100 publications and contributed to IETF drafts. Dr. Velasco had devoted more than 25 years in the telecommunications industry for advanced research, development and deployment of optical networks. His recent research efforts at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya have been focusing on network planning. He has co-authored more than 130 peer-reviewed journals and conference papers. He has served in the technical program committee of Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) conference and is currently serving as an associate editor of IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking.
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