16 January 2019

Weekly Seminar: “Data plane technologies for disaggregated optical networks”

16 January 2019 - 16 January 2019


The ONFIRE (Optical Networks for Innovation, Research and Experimentation) project is a Horizon 2020 Marie-Sk?odowska Curie Action focused on data plane technologies for disaggregated optical networks and cognitive SDN-controlled optical networks. This seminar will cover the activities developed so far on the former topic in the framework of ONFIRE.
A brief overview over the following issues will be presented: low margin optical networks, optical performance monitoring techniques and disaggregated optical networks. About the low margin optical networks, an explanation of their principle together with a description of the techniques currently adopted to improve them, will be given. Regarding the OSNR monitoring techniques, their physical fundamentals will be detailed along with their possible limitations and the eventual methods to overcome these constrains. Finally, the disaggregated networks paradigm will be presented and the white boxes model will be introduced.


Fabiano Locatelli received both the B.Sc. and the M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 2014 and 2017, respectively. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D at the Polytechnic University of Catalunya, UPC.

In May 2018 he joined CTTC as an Early Stage Researcher in the framework of the Horizon 2020 Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Actions, ONFIRE (Future Optical Networks for Innovation, Research and Experimentation) project.

His current research interests include data plane technologies for disaggregated optical networks: suitable transmission schemes enhanced thanks to white boxes approach and flexible paradigm, including system margins reduction and new optical performance monitoring techniques agnostic to the signal waveform.