electronic visualization laboratory

Advanced Networking Research

We are mainly interested in the control plane of photonic networks. This control middleware departs from traditional approaches in several ways. First, it is oriented toward emerging infrastructures that envision global services based on data communications that primarily depend on layer 1 and 2 transport, as opposed to routed paths. Second, it envisions a much closer integration of all infrastructure components. It also anticipates capabilities for applications directly signaling their own resources.