Patent Number: 8,818,190

Title: Optical transport system and optical node

Abstract: An embodiment of the invention is an optical node configured to transmit/receive a wavelength-division-multiplexed signal. An optical monitoring unit monitors power levels of the wavelength-division-multiplexed signal on a wavelength-by-wavelength basis to acquire wavelength-by-wavelength power level values of the optical signals. A comparison arithmetic unit performs a comparison between each of the acquired wavelength-by-wavelength power level values of the optical signals, and a predetermined upper limit value and a predetermined lower limit value. A target value calculation unit determines target values of power levels at wavelengths whose acquired power level values exceed the upper limit value to be values between a center value and the upper limit value, and determines target values of power levels at wavelengths whose acquired power level values fall below the lower limit value to be values between the center value and the lower limit value.

Inventors: Hayashi; Yukio (Yokohama, JP), Sekine; Kenro (Fuchu, JP), Niwa; Yoshiyuki (Yokohama, JP), Furumoto; Shuuji (Kamakura, JP)

Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.

International Classification: H04B 10/00 (20130101); H04J 14/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018