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Title:
The essential guide to optical networks
Author:
Greenfield, David.
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Publication Information:
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall PTR, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xvii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780130429568
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Book

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Summary

An optical networking manual for non-technical professionals who need to get up to speed quickly. It explains optical infrastructure from first generation optical nets to IP over optical using high speed routers to the all-optical network. David Greenfield explores the business aspects of provisioning optical service in the home and in business environments. There are informative sidebars called Dr Geek (with added technical information). The volume is written in the Essential Guide fashion and should be easy-to-understand for the non-technical professional.


Author Notes

DAVID GREENFIELD is International Technology Editor for Network Magazine , where he specializes in covering the optical networking market. He has been analyzing networking markets for over a decade.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Part I

p. 1

1 Networking at Light Speedp. 3
The Public Network in Briefp. 5
Traffic Changesp. 9
Out with the Oldp. 9
In with the Newp. 10
Optical Computersp. 12
Optical Servicesp. 13
Short Cutsp. 16
2 The Basics of Communicationsp. 17
The Envelope, Pleasep. 18
Architectural Detailsp. 19
Bits and Bytesp. 23
Network Topologiesp. 27
Hey, Mr. Postmanp. 29
Ethernetp. 31
Ethernet Challengesp. 32
ATMp. 34
Switches, Routers, and the Likep. 35
QoS and VLANsp. 38
Short Cutsp. 40
Part II

p. 41

3 Fundamentals of Lightp. 43
Atoms, Electrons, and the Likep. 44
Quantum Viewp. 46
Properties of Wavesp. 49
Electromagnetic Spectrump. 52
Wave Behaviorp. 53
Refractionp. 55
Interferencep. 57
Diffraction and Scatteringp. 58
Short Cutsp. 59
4 Fiber Optic Cablingp. 61
Why Fiber?p. 62
Fiber Constructionp. 64
Fiber Typesp. 67
Behind the Transmission Bandsp. 69
Transmission Problemsp. 70
Linear Effectsp. 70
Decibels--What Do They Mean?p. 71
Dispersionp. 73
Modal Dispersionp. 73
Chromatic Dispersionp. 74
Polarization-Mode Dispersionp. 76
Nonlinear Effectsp. 77
Brillouin and Raman Scatteringp. 77
Four-Wave Mixingp. 77
Short Cutsp. 78
5 Optical Componentsp. 81
Semiconductorsp. 82
Light Sourcesp. 84
The Laser Familyp. 85
VCSELsp. 87
Tuning Inp. 88
Modulationp. 88
Detectorsp. 89
Amplifiersp. 90
Wave-Division Multiplexersp. 94
Filtersp. 98
Fiber Bragg Gratingsp. 99
Circulatorsp. 101
Other Componentsp. 102
Short Cutsp. 102
6 Switching Technologiesp. 105
Switching Jobsp. 106
OOO and OEO Switchesp. 108
Building the Optical Switchp. 110
Basic Design Typesp. 112
To Black or Not to Blockp. 114
Measuring Upp. 116
Technologies for Building the Optical Switchp. 117
MEMSp. 117
Optomechanical Switchesp. 118
Electro-Optical and Thermo-Optic Switchesp. 119
Bubble Switchesp. 120
Liquid Crystalsp. 121
Disappearing Actp. 122
Acousto-Opticsp. 123
Wavelength Conversionp. 123
Short Cutsp. 124
Part III

p. 125

7 The Sonet Factorp. 127
Life before Sonetp. 128
A Matter of Timep. 129
The Sonet Hierarchyp. 131
Sonet Configurationsp. 132
Sonet Protectionp. 134
Sonet Service Mappingsp. 135
Sonet Framingp. 137
Sonet Challengesp. 139
The Sonet Answerp. 140
Beyond Sonetp. 140
Short Cutsp. 141
8 Metro Core Technologiesp. 143
The New Metrop. 145
The Technologiesp. 148
DTMp. 149
10 Gigabit Ethernetp. 152
Challenges for 10 Gigp. 156
RPRp. 157
OTNp. 158
OTN Transportp. 161
OTN Hierarchyp. 162
Short Cutsp. 163
9 Going the Last Milep. 165
The Challengep. 167
Bandwidth of Any Colorp. 167
The Last Mile of Todayp. 169
Hybrid Fiber-Coax (HFC)p. 173
Broadband Wirelessp. 175
Last Mile of Tomorrowp. 176
PONsp. 176
PON Workingsp. 180
Security and QoSp. 182
Management and Survivabilityp. 183
EPONs and Ethernet in the First Milep. 184
Wireless Opticsp. 186
Short Cutsp. 187
10 Optical Signalingp. 189
Bringing the Two Togetherp. 191
Peer to Peer Modelp. 191
Problems with Routing Todayp. 192
Emergence of MPLSp. 194
GMPLSp. 195
Overlay Modelp. 197
ASON/ASTNp. 198
Short Cutsp. 200
Appendix Key Differences between Single-Mode Fiber Specsp. 201
Glossaryp. 203
Bibliographyp. 219
Indexp. 223

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