WaveLogic Photonics

Welcome to a fully agile, programmable optical network

WaveLogic Photonics is Ciena’s fully instrumented, flexible grid photonic layer. It comprises WaveLogic coherent optics and any combination of colorless, directionless, and contentionless flexibility with embedded and discrete software tools to offer superior automation, control, and visibility of networks.

What does this mean for you? Now you have the power to send any service anywhere in the network with a programmable foundation that can quickly adapt to meet changing customer expectations.

Transform your network into an application-responsive asset

Unique optical intelligence

Implements breakthrough innovation with real-time link monitoring and unique photonic intelligence, eliminating complexity to simplify your operations.

Unprecedented reliability

Offers a self-healing network that can withstand multiple simultaneous failures, so that you can offer a range of differentiated services.

Programmable foundation

Provides a fully flexible programmable foundation with increased automation, accelerating service responsiveness to get you to revenue faster.

Maximize capacity with industry-leading WaveLogic coherent optics

For over a decade, Ciena’s WaveLogic solutions have been redefining optical networking to continually reset the bar on scalability, flexibility, and programmability. Ciena’s industry-leading WaveLogic coherent technology gives you control over your network like you’ve never had before. It allows you to monitor links in real time so you can determine the optimal capacity for each channel—across any path, for any network fill. Even better, through a comprehensive portfolio of WaveLogic-enabled hardware, it allows you to tune to match that capacity with a single technology that can address any application, from metro Data Center Interconnect (DCI) to transpacific submarine.

Future-proof flexible photonic architectures

Improve your service deployment agility by tailoring your photonic architecture to your application.

Ciena offers the full range of photonic architectures, from passive filters and Coherent Select for simple access/metro service extensions, to directionless, contentionless, and flexible grid ROADMs. This capability enables an agile, reconfigurable photonic layer, providing the power to send any service anywhere in the network, dynamically, with fewer truck rolls.

And with a flexible grid infrastructure, your optical network can adapt to handle channels of any size so that you can leverage the economic benefits associated with next-gen higher baud modems.

Unprecedented automation and resiliency across your network

Ciena’s field-proven photonic control plane extends intelligence to the photonic layer and provides as much or as little control over wavelength routing as you desire. Now you can efficiently offer the highest resiliency with a wide range of service-level guarantees and zero surprises from the network.

Learn more about Ciena’s photonic control plane

Recover dBs of margin with PinPoint OTDR

PinPoint OTDR, part of our family of Liquid Spectrum apps, 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 address potential trouble spots, reducing the risk of outages and accelerating repair times from days to hours.

Benefit from Raman gain without the pain

Smart Raman with simple and controlled turn-up and autonomous testing ensures proper fiber conditions are met prior to self-activation. Adding plug-and-play Raman into the network will optimize span and system designs and minimize the use of costly regenerators. Now you can avoid the time-consuming manual configuration steps and fiber or equipment damage that comes with traditional Raman deployments.

Liquid Spectrum: Optical reimagined for an on-demand world

Cloud. Virtual reality. Internet of Things. 5G. Your network transformation is underway. But it's being engineered, operated, and monetized in the same old static way. You need a smarter, faster way of keeping up with demands. But how?

It's optical, redefined for the on-demand world. It’s Liquid Spectrum.