Abstract

A control plane is a key enabling technique for dynamic and intelligent end-to-end path provisioning in optical networks. In this paper, we present an OpenFlow-based control plane for spectrum sliced elastic optical path networks, called OpenSlice, for dynamic end-to-end path provisioning and IP traffic offloading. Experimental demonstration and numerical evaluation show its overall feasibility and efficiency.

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2012 (1)

O. Gerstel, M. Jinno, A. Lord, and S. J. Yoo, “Elastic optical networking: a new dawn for the optical layer?” IEEE Commun. Mag.50(2), s12–s20 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2011 (1)

2010 (1)

M. Jinno, B. Kozicki, H. Takara, A. Watanabe, Y. Sone, T. Tanaka, and A. Hirano, “Distance-adaptive spectrum resource allocation in spectrum-sliced elastic optical path network,” IEEE Commun. Mag.48(8), 138–145 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (2)

M. Jinno, H. Takara, B. Kozicki, Y. Tsukishima, Y. Sone, and S. Matsuoka, “Spectrum-efficient and scalable elastic optical path network: architecture, benefits, and enabling technologies,” IEEE Commun. Mag.47(11), 66–73 (2009).
[CrossRef]

R. Muñoz, R. Martinez, and R. Casellas, “Challenges for GMPLS lightpath provisioning in transparent optical networks: wavelength constraints in routing and signalling,” IEEE Commun. Mag.47(8), 26–34 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Casellas, R.

R. Muñoz, R. Martinez, and R. Casellas, “Challenges for GMPLS lightpath provisioning in transparent optical networks: wavelength constraints in routing and signalling,” IEEE Commun. Mag.47(8), 26–34 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Gerstel, O.

O. Gerstel, M. Jinno, A. Lord, and S. J. Yoo, “Elastic optical networking: a new dawn for the optical layer?” IEEE Commun. Mag.50(2), s12–s20 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Guo, H.

Hirano, A.

M. Jinno, B. Kozicki, H. Takara, A. Watanabe, Y. Sone, T. Tanaka, and A. Hirano, “Distance-adaptive spectrum resource allocation in spectrum-sliced elastic optical path network,” IEEE Commun. Mag.48(8), 138–145 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Jinno, M.

O. Gerstel, M. Jinno, A. Lord, and S. J. Yoo, “Elastic optical networking: a new dawn for the optical layer?” IEEE Commun. Mag.50(2), s12–s20 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. Jinno, B. Kozicki, H. Takara, A. Watanabe, Y. Sone, T. Tanaka, and A. Hirano, “Distance-adaptive spectrum resource allocation in spectrum-sliced elastic optical path network,” IEEE Commun. Mag.48(8), 138–145 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Jinno, H. Takara, B. Kozicki, Y. Tsukishima, Y. Sone, and S. Matsuoka, “Spectrum-efficient and scalable elastic optical path network: architecture, benefits, and enabling technologies,” IEEE Commun. Mag.47(11), 66–73 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kozicki, B.

M. Jinno, B. Kozicki, H. Takara, A. Watanabe, Y. Sone, T. Tanaka, and A. Hirano, “Distance-adaptive spectrum resource allocation in spectrum-sliced elastic optical path network,” IEEE Commun. Mag.48(8), 138–145 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Jinno, H. Takara, B. Kozicki, Y. Tsukishima, Y. Sone, and S. Matsuoka, “Spectrum-efficient and scalable elastic optical path network: architecture, benefits, and enabling technologies,” IEEE Commun. Mag.47(11), 66–73 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Liu, L.

Lord, A.

O. Gerstel, M. Jinno, A. Lord, and S. J. Yoo, “Elastic optical networking: a new dawn for the optical layer?” IEEE Commun. Mag.50(2), s12–s20 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Martinez, R.

R. Muñoz, R. Martinez, and R. Casellas, “Challenges for GMPLS lightpath provisioning in transparent optical networks: wavelength constraints in routing and signalling,” IEEE Commun. Mag.47(8), 26–34 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Matsuoka, S.

M. Jinno, H. Takara, B. Kozicki, Y. Tsukishima, Y. Sone, and S. Matsuoka, “Spectrum-efficient and scalable elastic optical path network: architecture, benefits, and enabling technologies,” IEEE Commun. Mag.47(11), 66–73 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Morita, I.

Muñoz, R.

R. Muñoz, R. Martinez, and R. Casellas, “Challenges for GMPLS lightpath provisioning in transparent optical networks: wavelength constraints in routing and signalling,” IEEE Commun. Mag.47(8), 26–34 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sone, Y.

M. Jinno, B. Kozicki, H. Takara, A. Watanabe, Y. Sone, T. Tanaka, and A. Hirano, “Distance-adaptive spectrum resource allocation in spectrum-sliced elastic optical path network,” IEEE Commun. Mag.48(8), 138–145 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Jinno, H. Takara, B. Kozicki, Y. Tsukishima, Y. Sone, and S. Matsuoka, “Spectrum-efficient and scalable elastic optical path network: architecture, benefits, and enabling technologies,” IEEE Commun. Mag.47(11), 66–73 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Takara, H.

M. Jinno, B. Kozicki, H. Takara, A. Watanabe, Y. Sone, T. Tanaka, and A. Hirano, “Distance-adaptive spectrum resource allocation in spectrum-sliced elastic optical path network,” IEEE Commun. Mag.48(8), 138–145 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Jinno, H. Takara, B. Kozicki, Y. Tsukishima, Y. Sone, and S. Matsuoka, “Spectrum-efficient and scalable elastic optical path network: architecture, benefits, and enabling technologies,” IEEE Commun. Mag.47(11), 66–73 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Tanaka, T.

M. Jinno, B. Kozicki, H. Takara, A. Watanabe, Y. Sone, T. Tanaka, and A. Hirano, “Distance-adaptive spectrum resource allocation in spectrum-sliced elastic optical path network,” IEEE Commun. Mag.48(8), 138–145 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Tsukishima, Y.

M. Jinno, H. Takara, B. Kozicki, Y. Tsukishima, Y. Sone, and S. Matsuoka, “Spectrum-efficient and scalable elastic optical path network: architecture, benefits, and enabling technologies,” IEEE Commun. Mag.47(11), 66–73 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Tsuritani, T.

Watanabe, A.

M. Jinno, B. Kozicki, H. Takara, A. Watanabe, Y. Sone, T. Tanaka, and A. Hirano, “Distance-adaptive spectrum resource allocation in spectrum-sliced elastic optical path network,” IEEE Commun. Mag.48(8), 138–145 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wu, J.

Yoo, S. J.

O. Gerstel, M. Jinno, A. Lord, and S. J. Yoo, “Elastic optical networking: a new dawn for the optical layer?” IEEE Commun. Mag.50(2), s12–s20 (2012).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Commun. Mag. (4)

M. Jinno, H. Takara, B. Kozicki, Y. Tsukishima, Y. Sone, and S. Matsuoka, “Spectrum-efficient and scalable elastic optical path network: architecture, benefits, and enabling technologies,” IEEE Commun. Mag.47(11), 66–73 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Jinno, B. Kozicki, H. Takara, A. Watanabe, Y. Sone, T. Tanaka, and A. Hirano, “Distance-adaptive spectrum resource allocation in spectrum-sliced elastic optical path network,” IEEE Commun. Mag.48(8), 138–145 (2010).
[CrossRef]

R. Muñoz, R. Martinez, and R. Casellas, “Challenges for GMPLS lightpath provisioning in transparent optical networks: wavelength constraints in routing and signalling,” IEEE Commun. Mag.47(8), 26–34 (2009).
[CrossRef]

O. Gerstel, M. Jinno, A. Lord, and S. J. Yoo, “Elastic optical networking: a new dawn for the optical layer?” IEEE Commun. Mag.50(2), s12–s20 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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S. Das, “Extensions to the OpenFlow protocol in support of circuit switching,” (2010). http://www.openflow.org/wk/images/8/81/OpenFlow_Circuit_Switch_Specification_v0.3.pdf .

L. Liu, H. Choi, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, R. Casellas, R. Martínez, and R. Muñoz, “First proof-of-concept demonstration of OpenFlow-controlled elastic optical networks employing flexible transmitter/receiver,” in in Proceedings of International Conference on Photonics in Switching (PS 2012), paper PDP-1 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 2012). http://www.ps2012.net/postdeadline-papers .

L. Liu, R. Casellas, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, R. Martínez, and R. Muñoz, “Experimental demonstration of an OpenFlow/PCE integrated control plane for IP over translucent WSON with the assistance of a per-request-based dynamic topology server,” in 38th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications (ECOC 2012), Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper Tu.1.D.3.

M. Channegowda, R. Nejabati, M. Fard, S. Peng, N. Amaya, G. Zervas, D. Simeonidou, R. Vilalta, R. Casellas, R. Martínez, R. Muñoz, L. Liu, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, A. Autenrieth, J. Elbers, P. Kostecki, and P. Kaczmarek, “First demonstration of an OpenFlow based software-defined optical network employing packet, fixed and flexible DWDM grid technologies on an international multi-domain testbed,” in 38th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications (ECOC 2012), Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper Th.3.D.2.

R. Muñoz, R. Casellas, and R. Martínez, “Dynamic distributed spectrum allocation in GMPLS-controlled elastic optical networks,” in 37th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications (ECOC 2011), Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper Tu.5.K.4.

N. Sambo, F. Cugini, G. Bottari, P. Iovanna, and P. Castoldi, “Distributed setup in optical networks with flexible grid,” in 37th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications (ECOC 2011), Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper We.10.P1.100.

R. Casellas, R. Muñoz, J. M. Fàbrega, M. S. Moreolo, R. Martínez, L. Liu, T. Tsuritani, and I. Morita, “Experimental assessment of a combined PCE-RMA and distributed spectrum allocation mechanism for GMPLS elastic CO-OFDM optical networks,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC 2012), Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper OM3G.1.

R. Martínez, R. Casellas, and R. Muñoz, “Experimental validation / evaluation of a GMPLS unified control plane in multi-layer (MPLS-TP/WSON) networks,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC 2012), Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper NTu2J.1.

A. Farrel, “A unified control plane: dream or pipedream,” presented at the 6th International Conference on IP + Optical Network (IPOP 2010), Tokyo, Japan, 10–11 Jun., 2010. http://www.pilab.jp/ipop2010/info/onlineproceedings.html .

S. Das, G. Parulka, and N. Mckeown, “Why OpenFlow/SDN can succeed where GMPLS failed,” in 38th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications (ECOC 2012), Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper Tu.1.D.1.

L. Liu, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, H. Guo, and J. Wu, “OpenFlow-based wavelength path control in transparent optical networks: a proof-of-concept demonstration,” in 37th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications (ECOC 2011), Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper Tu.5.K.2.

“The OpenFlow switch consortium,” http://www.openflow.org/ .

S. Das, G. Parulkar, N. McKeown, P. Singh, D. Getachew, and L. Ong, “Packet and circuit network convergence with OpenFlow,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC 2010), Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper OTuG1.

L. Liu, D. Zhang, T. Tsuritani, R. Vilalta, R. Casellas, L. Hong, I. Morita, H. Guo, J. Wu, R. Martínez, and R. Muñoz, “First field trial of an OpenFlow-based unified control plane for multi-layer multi-granularity optical networks,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC 2012), Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper PDP5D.2.

L. Liu, R. Muñoz, R. Casellas, T. Tsuritani, R. Martínez, and I. Morita, “OpenSlice: an OpenFlow-based control plane for spectrum sliced elastic optical path networks,” in 38th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications (ECOC 2012), Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper Mo.2.D.3.

M. Jinno, Y. Sone, H. Takara, A. Hirano, K. Yonenaga, and S. Kawai, “IP traffic offloading to elastic optical layer using multi-flow optical transponder,” in 37th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications (ECOC 2011), Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper Mo.2.K.2.

H. Takara, T. Goh, K. Shibahara, K. Yonenaga, S. Kawai, and M. Jinno, “Experimental demonstration of 400 Gb/s multi-flow, multi-rate, multi-reach optical transmitter for efficient elastic spectral routing,” in 37th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications (ECOC 2011), Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper Tu.5.A.4.

“NOX: an OpenFlow controller,” http://noxrepo.org/ .

Y. Li, F. Zhang, and R. Casellas, “Flexible grid label format in wavelength switched optical network,” IETF draft-li-ccamp-flexible-grid-label-00, work in progress (2011), http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-li-ccamp-flexible-grid-label-00 .

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Figures (9)

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Fig. 1

Multi-flow OTP [15, 16] with OpenSlice extensions.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Bandwidth variable WXC [1] with OpenSlice extensions.

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Fig. 3

A cross-connection table (CT) entry.

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(a) Handshake procedure between NOX and each OpenFlow-enabled NE; (b) Procedure for path provisioning in the optical domain. The Flow Mod messages between the NOX and IP routers are not depicted in this figure.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Experimental setup.

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Wireshark capture of an extended Feature Reply message.

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Wireshark capture of the OpenSlice messages: (a) procedure for path (1) provisioning; (b) an extended Packet In message; (c) a Slice Mod message.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Comparison of OpenSlice and GMPLS for average path provisioning latency in an EON.

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Fig. 9

(a) Experimental setup for hardware control by using OpenSlice; (b)(c) filter profiles for the BV-WSS controlled by OpenSlice.

Tables (2)

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Table 1 Experimental results

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Table 2 Summary of minimum, maximum, and average values for GMPLS-based and OpenSlice-based path provisioning latencies (in milliseconds) in an EON.

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