The third edition of Optical Networks continues to be the authoritative source for information on optical networking technologies and techniques. Componentry and transmission are discussed in detail with emphasis on practical networking issues that affect organizations as they evaluate, deploy, or develop optical networks. New updates in this rapidly changing technology are introduced. These updates include sections on pluggable optical transceivers, ROADM (reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer), and electronic dispersion compensation. Current standards updates such as G.709 OTN, as well as, those for GPON, EPON, and BPON are featured. Expanded discussions on multimode fiber with additional sections on photonic crystal and plastic fibers, as well as expanded coverage of Ethernet and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS).
This book clearly explains all the hard-to-find information on architecture, control and management. It serves as your guide at every step of optical networking-- from planning to implementation through ongoing maintenance. This book is your key to thoroughly understanding practical optical networks.
- In-depth coverage of optimization, design, and management of the components and transmission of optical networks.
- Filled with examples, figures, and problem sets to aid in development of dependable, speedy networks.
- Focuses on practical, networking-specific issues: everything you need to know to implement currently available optical solutions.
PART I: TECHNOLOGY
Chapter 2: Propagation of Signals in Optical Fiber
Chapter 3: Components
Chapter 4: Modulation and Demodulation
Chapter 5: Transmission System Engineering
PART II: NETWORKS
Chapter 6: Client Layers of the Optical Layer
Chapter 7: WDM Network Elements
Chapter 8: WDM Network Design
Chapter 9: Control and Management
Chapter 10: Network Survivability
Chapter 11: Access Networks
Chapter 12: Photonic Packet Switching
Chapter 13: Deployment Considerations
Appendix A: Acronyms
Appendix B: Symbols and Parameters
Appendix C: Standards
Appendix D: Wave Equations
Appendix E: Pulse Propagation in Optical Fiber
Appendix F: Nonlinear Polarization
Appendix G: Multilayer Thin-Film Filters
Appendix H: Random Variables and Processes
Appendix I: Receiver Noise Statistics
Rajiv Ramaswami worked on optical networks for fifteen years from research to commercial deployment and is currently a vice president at Cisco. He is an IEEE Fellow, a Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Madras, and received a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
Kumar N. Sivarajan worked on optical, wireless and telecommunication networks for ten years in academia and research labs before cofounding the optical networking company, Tejas Networks, Bangalore, in 2000. He has a B.Tech. degree from IIT Madras and a Ph.D. from Caltech, Pasadena.
Galen Sasaki worked on optical networks for sixteen years in academia and is an Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii. He has a BS degree from the University of Hawaii and MS and Ph.D degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.