CONNECT papers accepted for OFC 2018

CONNECT researchers have had several papers accepted for the Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference in San Diego in March 2018. This is the most prestigious conference in the world of optical networks.

Marco Ruffini‘s team at Trinity College Dublin have had four papers and a demonstration accepted. The papers address SDN, network virtualisation, multi-tenancy and the convergence of fixed and mobile networks for 5G. Liam Barry and his team at Dublin City University have had two papers accepted.

The paper titles are:

DBA Capacity Auctions to Enhance Resource Sharing across Virtual Network Operators in Multi-Tenant PONs
Nima Afraz and Marco Ruffini, CONNECT, Trinity College Dublin.

Experimental Demonstration of SDN-controlled Variable-rate Fronthaul for Converged LTE-over-PON
Pedro Alvarez, Frank Slyne, Christian Blümm, Johann M. Marquez-Barja1, Luiz A. DaSilva, Marco Ruffini, CONNECT, Trinity College Dublin. (1 – IMEC, University of Antwerp)

Joint Optimization of BBU Pool Allocation and Selection for C-RAN Networks
Yao Li1, Mariya Bhopalwala1, Sandip Das2, Jiakai Yu1, Weiyang Mo1, Marco Ruffini2, Daniel C. Kilper1.
1 – University of Arizona, 2 – CONNECT, Trinity College Dublin.

Demonstration of Real Time VNF Implementation of OLT with Virtual DBA for Sliceable Multi-Tenant PONs
Frank Slyne, Amr Elrasad and Marco Ruffini, CONNECT, Trinity College Dublin. This will also be accompanied by a demonstration.

Narrow linewidth hybrid InP-TriPleX photonic integrated tunable laser based on silicon nitride micro-ring resonators 
Yi Lin (1); Colm Browning (1); Roelof Bernardus Times (2); Douwe H. Geuzebroek (2); Chris G. H. Roeloffzen (2); Dimitri Geskus (2); Ruud M. Oldenbeuving (2); René G. Heideman (2); Youwen Fan (3, 2); Klaus J. Boller (3); Jialin Zhao(4); Liam Barry(1).
1. CONNECT, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. 2. LioniX International, Enschede, Netherlands. 3. University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands. 4. Huawei Technologies Co., Shenzhen, China.

Doubly Differential Two-level 8PSK for Enabling Optical Packet Switching in Coherent Systems 
Fan Liu (1, 2); Yi Lin (2); Anthony Walsh (2); Yonglin Yu (1); Liam Barry (2);
1. Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. 2. CONNECT, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.

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