Munich, Germany

ADVA Optical Networking

www.advaoptical.com
Munich, Germany

ADVA Optical Networking SE is a telecommunications vendor that provides network equipment for data, storage, voice and video services. ADVA Optical Networking has a global workforce of over 1,300 employees and its Fiber Service Platform has been deployed in more than 250 carriers and 10,000 enterprises. Wikipedia.


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Patent
ADVA Optical Networking | Date: 2017-02-08

A method for traffic engineering on an optical transport network, OTN, comprising network elements implementing asymmetric OTN switches, said method comprising discovering by each network element of said network ODUk containers available on each of locally terminated traffic engineering, TE, links and identifying the switching limitations of the discovered ODUk containers with respect to how said ODUk containers are switchable onto the ODUk containers available on other locally terminated TE links; identifying by said network element groups of ODUk containers available on a given TE link exhibiting identical switching limitations; negotiating by said network element with its neighboring network elements properties of to be advertised child TE links each associated with a separate ODUk group; and advertising by said network element for each identified group of ODUk containers a separate child TE link parallel to the original parent TE link, wherein each advertised child TE link indicates the total number of available ODUk containers within the respective ODUk group along with the identified switching limitations exhibited by the ODUk containers of said ODUk group and wherein the re-advertised parent TE link indicates the number of available ODUk containers reduced to account for the ODUk containers associated with the separately advertised child TE links.


There are provided a system and method of assessing latency of forwarding data packets in virtual environment. The method comprises: generating packet signatures SG_(D )and SG_(A )respectively for departing and arriving data packets; maintaining a first data structure comprising records related to departing packets associated with a first virtual function (VF), each record informative of SG_(D )and registered departure time T_(D )of a given departing packet; responsive to registering arriving time T_(A )of a given monitored arriving packet SG_(A )associated with a second VF, searching the first data structure for a record matching a matching condition SG_(D)=SG_(A); modifying the matching record to become informative of latency T=T_(A)T_(D )and adding the modified record to a second data structure; and using data in the second data structure for assessing latency of forwarding packets from the ingress virtual port to the egress virtual port.


Patent
ADVA Optical Networking, Mazar, Polakevich, Shapira, Shani and Golan | Date: 2017-05-10

The present invention provides for a composition, including: a sufficient first amount of a first active agent dispersion; where the first active agent dispersion has a pKa of 0.1 - 2.0, where the first active agent dispersion is selected from the group consisting of: an acid cation exchange resin, an acidic zeolite, an acidic clay, an organic acid, an inorganic acid, and any combination thereof, and where the first active agent dispersion includes a plurality of particles; where the plurality of particles has a median diameter of between 0.5 - 1000 micrometers; and a sufficient second amount of at least one chlorite salt dispersion; where, when the composition is contacted with an aqueous liquid, the sufficient first amount of the first active agent dispersion and the sufficient second amount of the at least one chlorite salt dispersion results in a generation of chlorine dioxide radicals.


Patent
ADVA Optical Networking | Date: 2017-06-21

The invention relates to a random light collector device comprising a reflecting cavity (27) configured to enclose a random light source (33, 41) that randomly transmits photons in essentially the whole solid angle of 4rr steradian, the reflecting cavity (27) having an inner wall being adapted to reflect the photons in such a way that at least a portion of once or multiply reflected photons is directed to an output port of the reflecting cavity (27) and guiding means for directing the reflected photons and photons which are directly emitted to the output port (49) to a photodetector (35, 43). According to the invention, the guiding means is a hollow tube (51) having an inner wall being adapted to reflect the photons, wherein a first end of the hollow tube (51) is connected to or positioned adjacent to the output port (49) of the reflecting cavity (27) and wherein the photodetector (35, 43) is provided within the hollow tube (35) or at a second end thereof in such a way that a sensitive area of the photodetector (35, 43) covers the whole cross-section of the second end.


Disclosed is an optical multichannel transmission and/or reception module, in particular for high-bitrate digital optical signals, with a housing having multiple optical input ports and/or optical output ports and containing an electric assembly and an essentially flat opto-electric module connected electrically to the electric assembly. Multiple electro-optic transmission elements and/or multiple opto-electric reception elements are located on or in the opto-electric module. The opto-electric module has an optical coupling area on one of its surfaces that is connected to the respective first ends of multiple optical waveguides. The opto-electric module has multiple optic paths for optical connection of each first end of an optic waveguide with an associated electro-optic transmission element and/or an associated opto-electric reception element.


Patent
ADVA Optical Networking | Date: 2016-12-07

Disclosed is a random light collector device including a reflecting cavity configured to enclose a random light source that randomly transmits photons. The reflecting cavity has an inner wall adapted to reflect at least a portion of the photons to an output port and guiding means for directing the photons to a photodetector. The guiding means is a hollow tube having an inner wall adapted to reflect the photons, wherein a first end of the hollow tube is connected to or positioned adjacent to the output port of the reflecting cavity and wherein the photodetector is provided within the hollow tube or at a second end such that a sensitive area of the photodetector covers the cross-section of the second end.


A wavelength division multiplexed telecommunication system with automatic compensation of chromatic dispersion in a predetermined wavelength band, said WDM telecommunication system comprising a probe signal detection unit at a receiver side adapted to detect amplitude modulated probe signals generated by a probe signal generation unit at a transmitter side with a predetermined relative phase difference and transmitted through an optical link to said receiver side; and a chromatic dispersion compensation unit adapted to compensate the chromatic dispersion in response to a relative phase difference of the amplitude modulated probe signals detected by said probe signal detection unit at the receiver side.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-06-2014 | Award Amount: 3.83M | Year: 2015

To meet the high throughput demands envisaged for 5G networks, with increased user densification and bandwidth-hungry applications, while at the same time reducing energy consumption, iCIRRUS proposes an intelligent Cloud-Radio Access Network (C-RAN) that brings together optical fibre technology, low-cost but highly flexible Ethernet networking, wireless resource management for device-to-device (D2D) communication (incl. the use of mm-wave spectrum) and the use of virtual mobiles in the cloud. The iCIRRUS C-RAN introduces the use of Ethernet in the fronthaul/midhaul (for radio signal transport), to minimise cost and make available pluggable and in-device monitoring, and intelligent processing to enable self-optimizing network functions which maximise both network resource utilisation and energy efficiency. To exemplify the attractiveness of the proposition, iCIRRUS focusses on D2D communication in the wireless domain, an important work area in current standardisation, where low latency is known to be a significant factor. The latency and jitter in the iCIRRUS Ethernet-based C-RAN will be an important focus of the research work in the project, with current 5G performance targets in mind; for D2D communications, the task will be to minimise control latency and overhead. A major obstacle for C-RANs is the bit-rate of the digitised radio signals that would be required for 5G of the order of 100 Gb/s and iCIRRUS will examine the architectural and technological questions surrounding this requirement. Wireless resource management will be investigated, together with mobile device caching and mm-wave D2D mesh networks, to reduce latency as well as load on the infrastructure. Finally, the intelligent network functions in ICIRRUS can interact with mobile cloud processing, and further offloads of infrastructure communications can be realised through virtualising mobiles in the cloud as clones, and performing communication tasks between clones.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-14-2014 | Award Amount: 7.23M | Year: 2015

Small Cells, Cloud-Radio Access Networks (C-RAN), Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NVF) are key enablers to address the demand for broadband connectivity with low cost and flexible implementations. Small Cells, in conjunction with C-RAN, SDN, NVF pose very stringent requirements on the transport network. Here flexible wireless solutions are required for dynamic backhaul and fronthaul architectures alongside very high capacity optical interconnects. However, there is no consensus on how both technologies can be most efficiently combined. 5G-XHaul proposes a converged optical and wireless network solution able to flexibly connect Small Cells to the core network. Exploiting user mobility, our solution allows the dynamic allocation of network resources to predicted and actual hotspots. To support these novel concepts, we will develop: 1) Dynamically programmable, high capacity, low latency, point-to-multipoint mm-Wave transceivers, cooperating with sub-6-GHz systems; 2) A Time Shared Optical Network offering elastic and fine granular bandwidth allocation, cooperating with advanced passive optical networks; 3) A software-defined cognitive control plane, able to forecast traffic demand in time and space, and the ability to reconfigure network components. The well balanced 5G-XHaul consortium of industrial and research partners with unique expertise and skills across the constituent domains of communication systems and networks will create impact through: a) Developing novel converged optical/wireless architectures and network management algorithms for mobile scenarios; b) Introduce advanced mm-Wave and optical transceivers and control functions; c) Support the development of international standards through technical and techno-economic contributions. 5G-XHaul technologies will be integrated in a city-wide testbed in Bristol (UK). This will uniquely support the evaluation of novel optical and wireless elements and end-to-end performance.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-27-2015 | Award Amount: 3.42M | Year: 2016

DIMENSION establishes a truly integrated electro-optical platform, extending the silicon (Bi)CMOS and silicon photonics platform with III-V photonic functionality. The III-V integration concept is fully CMOS compatible and offers fundamental advantages compared to state-of-the art integration approaches. After bonding and growing ultra-thin III-V structures onto the silicon front-end-of-line, the active optical functions are embedded into the back-end of line stack. This offers great opportunities for new innovative devices and functions at the chip-level but also for the assembly of such silicon devices. As processing takes place on silicon wafers, this project has the unique opportunity to bring the cost of integrated devices, with CMOS, photonic and III-V functionality, down to the cost of silicon volume manufacturing. Such a platform has the potential to allow Europe to take a leading position in the field of high functionality integrated photonics. Moreover, the project demonstrators adhere to standards such as IEEE802.3, 25G optical components and low-power electronics, thus opening a viable route towards ultra-low-cost high-performance optical transceivers for a new era of data centres and cloud systems. DIMENSION will realise three demonstrators: A short-reach transmitter for intra-datacenter operation addressing the 400 GbE-LR8 (IEEE 802.3bs) standard making use of an array of directly modulated lasers, pulse-amplitude-modulation (PAM4) techniques and 8 wavelength channels in the telecom O-band. A medium-reach transmitter for inter-datacenter applications beyond the 400 GbE-LR8 (IEEE 802.3bs) standard by providing a tuneable coherent transmitter for inter-datacenter and metro applications for link lengths in excess of 10km using a modulator integrated on the same chip. A novel laser directly grown on silicon photonics, operated at 25Gb/s in the telecom O-band demonstrating the significant cost-saving potential of the technologies pursued in DIMENSION.

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