Journal article

Experimental Demonstration of CO-OFDM Optical Network with Heterogeneous ROADM Nodes and Variable Channel Bit-Rates

Gangxiang Shen, Shanhong You, Qi Yang, Zhixue He, Ning Yang, Zhu Yang, Shaohua Yu, William Shieh

IEEE Communications Letters | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2011

Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate a CO-OFDM optical network employing two types of ROADMs that take advantage of coherent-detection capability for wavelength selection. The operations of optical channel switching, bandwidth elasticity, and wavelength tunability are verified. © 2011 IEEE.