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Optical performance monitoring for translucent/transparent optical networks

Dahan, D. D. ; Mahlab, U. M. ; Teixeira, A. ; Tomkos, I.

IET Optoelectronics Vol. 5, Nº 1, pp. 1 - 18, May, 2011.

ISSN (print): 1751-8768
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Scimago Journal Ranking: 0,42 (in 2011)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1049/iet-opt.2010.0010

A comprehensive analysis and survey of the optical performance monitoring (OPM) is provided towards the deployment of translucent/transparent optical networks. OPM applications and technologies are reviewed for the different stages of the optical network life cycle: planning and provisioning, impairment mitigations, maintenance and failure location. Recommendations for the most relevant OPMs required to be integrated in translucent/transparent optical networks are provided.