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Optical networks : a practical perspective
Ramaswami, Rajiv.
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San Francisco : Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, [1998]

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xxiv, 632 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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TK5103.59 .R36 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The authors have captured what is going on and what is going to be going on in this field in a completely up-to-date treatment unavailable elsewhere. I learned a lot from reading it expect that you will too. From the Foreword by Paul E. Green, Research Fellow, Tellabs, Inc. The tremendous growth of bandwidth-intensive services such as the World Wide Web demonstrates the increase in performance that applications will demand from future networks. To meet this demand, optical networks are being deployed and are emerging as the next generation of high-capacity, multi-protocol networks. Engineers in communications and fiber optics, networking professionals, and graduate students in networking courses will benefit from this book's unique coverage of the systems aspect of optical networks. Features: Provides a thorough presentation of the physical, architectural, and algorithmic issues of optimal network systems Covers both wavelength-division multiplexed (WDM) and time-division multiplexed (TDM) networks as well as SONET Provides an in-depth treatment of the design of advanced optical fiber transmission systems Discusses management and control of optical networks Covers the important aspects of established and emerging standards

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Optical Networks
2 Propagation of Signals in Optical Fiber
3 Components
4 Modulation and Demodulation
5 Transmission System Engineering
6 First-Generation Optical Networks
7 Broadcast and Select Networks
8 Wavelength Routing Networks
9 Virtual Topology Design
10 Control and Management
11 Wavelength Routing Testbeds
12 Access Networks
13 Deployment Considerations
14 Photonic Packet Switching