WaveLogic Photonics

Welcome to a network of new possibilities

WaveLogic Photonics is Ciena’s fully instrumented, intelligent photonic system comprising WaveLogic coherent optics and flexible line elements that combine with embedded control plane intelligence and discrete software tools to offer superior automation, control, and visibility of optical networks.

What does this mean for you? Your optical network just got a whole lot smarter—and your life a whole lot easier. Your business is no longer at the mercy of your network. Your network’s now a strategic, application-responsive asset.

WaveLogic Photonics offers breakthrough innovation and unique photonic intelligence that will transform your operational model from manual to programmable. You get to revenue faster with accelerated service responsiveness, superior performance with fewer regenerator points, and a practical evolution path to real-world 400G (and beyond) deployments. Now you can have a fully flexible programmable network foundation for your software-defined network.

Key elements of WaveLogic Photonics:

  • Ciena’s industry-leading WaveLogic 3 coherent optics give you broader, more economical deployment of 100G across long-haul terrestrial and global submarine networks and double the traffic capacity in metro/regional applications. Beyond reducing transport costs, WaveLogic 3-based transceivers have real-time access and visibility to physical network parameters and can be programmed to adapt to changing requirements for capacity, reach, and latency.

  • Ciena’s field-proven OneConnect Intelligent Control Plane distributed intelligence now extends across the photonic and OTN layers while giving you as much or as little control over wavelength routing as you desire. Now you can efficiently offer new advanced service offerings with a wide range of service-level guarantees and zero surprises from the network.

  • Smart Raman with simple and controlled turn-up and autonomous testing ensures proper fiber conditions are met prior to self-activation. Now you can plug-and-play Raman into the network to optimize span and system designs and minimize the use of costly regenerators. No more time-consuming manual-configuration steps and risk of equipment damage and fiber that accompanies traditional Raman deployments.

  • PinPoint, Ciena’s fiber analytic software leverages integrated Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) capabilities to create a complete fiber loss profile, similar to taking a CT scan of the network. Now, you can precisely localize and deal with potential trouble spots, reducing the risk of outages and accelerating repair times from days to hours. PinPoint also creates the opportunity for proactive maintenance to improve network characteristics and also keeps track of historical information so you can remotely validate that installation, maintenance, and repairs have been properly executed, ensuring your fiber plant is always conditioned for optimal system performance.

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About WaveLogic 3

In the Lab: Ciena's coherent WaveLogic 3 for 100G and 400G optical

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Integrated 100G line testing on the Ciena 6500

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