Welcome to Mininet-Optical¶
Mininet-Optical is is a prototype implementation of an emulator for packet optical software-defined networks.
a simulator for the transmission physics of optical networks, based on the GN-model
an emulated dataplane that extends Mininet with optical network elements and links
a simple SDN control plane for the emulated network elements
The simulator may be used independently, or as part of a Mininet packet-optical network.
This enables end-to-end emulation of a software-defined network that includes optical network elements such as ROADMs, optical transceivers, fiber spans, and EDFAs, packet SDN elements such as OpenFlow switches and Ethernet links, and SDN controllers to manage both packet and optical network elements.
Documentation is available at mininet-optical.org.
mnoptical: Mininet-Optical Python package (
examples: sample emulation scripts for Mininet-Optical
tests: tests for simulation mode
docs: Sphinx documentation
onos_rest_api: ONOS CLI tool and REST proxy used in OFC20 demo
opticalemulator: southbound REST driver for ONOS used in OFC20 demo
dist (if present): created by
Python modules in mnoptical/¶
dataplane.py: dataplane emulation
edfa_params.py: EDFA wavelength dependent gain functions
link.py: optical link simulation
network.py: network container for simulation mode
node.py: optical network element simulation
rest.py: REST agent for external SDN control
units.py: units of measurement
terminal_params: parameters for Terminal simulation
visualize_topo.py: visualization support
Subcomponents of mnoptical/¶
examples/: emulation mode scripts that can also be used as modules
ofcdemo/: modules/scripts related to our OFC demo(s)
topo/: sample topologies for simulation mode
requirements.txt: Python requirements file (for
Mininet Optical has been developed with support in part from the Department of Energy under grant DE-SC0015867, the National Science Foundation under the CIAN ERC, COSMOS PAWR platform and COSM-IC project under grants CNS-1827923, OAC-2029295, and CNS-2112562. And with support from the Science Foundation Ireland through the CONNECT Centre under grant #13/RC/2077_P2 and grants 18/RI/5721 and 14/IA/527.