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Software-Defined Optics as Solution for Next-Generation Inter-Data-Center Ultra-High-Speed DWDM Transport

This paper gives an outlook on solutions for cost-efficient ultra-high-speed inter-data-center transport beyond 100 Gb/s per wavelength-domain (super-) channel. Reconfigurable multi-level and multi-carrier modulation is key for achieving flexibility with regard to reach, bit-rate, and optical bandwidth requirements. Keywords – Ultra-high-speed WDM transport, software-defined optics, spectral efficiency, flexible modulation.

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  • Klaus Grobe, ADVA Optical
  • Helmut Grießer, ADVA Optical
  • Achim Autenrieth, ADVA Optical
  • Jörg-Peter Elbers, ADVA Optical

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