Virtualized Optical Network (VON) for Future Internet and Applications

Masahiko JINNO  Yukio TSUKISHIMA  Hidehiko TAKARA  Bartlomiej KOZICKI  Yoshiaki SONE  Toshikazu SAKANO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B   No.3   pp.470-477
Publication Date: 2010/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.470
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on New Generation Network towards Innovative Future Society)
optical network virtualization,  transparent optical networks,  bandwidth variation,  computation virtualization,  

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A virtualized optical network (VON) is proposed as a key to implementing increased agility and flexibility into the future Internet and applications by providing any-to-any connectivity with the appropriate optical bandwidth at the appropriate time. The VON is enabled by introducing optical transparentization and optical fine granular grooming based on optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing.