Multiwavelength Optical Networks: Architectures, Design, and Control by Thomas E. SternMultiwavelength Optical Networks: Architectures, Design, and Control by Thomas E. Stern

Multiwavelength Optical Networks: Architectures, Design, and Control

byThomas E. Stern, Georgios Ellinas, Krishna Bala

Hardcover | December 8, 2008

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Updated and expanded, this second edition of the acclaimed Multiwavelength Optical Networks provides a detailed description of the structure and operation of modern optical networks. It also sets out the analytical tools for network performance evaluation and optimization for current and next generation networks, as well as the latest advances in enabling technologies. Backbone optical networks are evolving to mesh topologies using intelligent network elements; a new optical control plane is taking shape based on GMPLS; and significant advances have occurred in Fiber to the Home/Premises (the "last mile"), metropolitan area networks, protection and restoration, and IP over WDM. New research on all-optical packet switched networks, is also covered in depth. Also included are current trends and new applications on the commercial scene. This book is an invaluable resource for graduate and senior undergraduate students in electrical engineering, computer science, and applied physics, and for practitioners in the telecommunications industry.
Krishna Bala is currently CEO and President of Xtellus, a company that designs and manufactures advanced optical components and systems for dynamic optical networks. Krishna was the co-founder and CTO of Tellium, a successful optical networking company. He holds nine patents. Previous positions also include senior research scientist at...
Title:Multiwavelength Optical Networks: Architectures, Design, and ControlFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1004 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 1.77 inPublished:December 8, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521881390

ISBN - 13:9780521881395


Table of Contents

1. The big picture; 2. The layered architecture and its resources; 3. Network connections; 4. Enabling technology; 5. Static multipoint networks; 6. Wavelength/waveband routed networks; 7. Logically routed networks; 8. Survivability: protection and restoration; 9. Optical control plane; 10. Optical packet switched networks; 11. Current trends in multiwavelength optical networking; Appendices: A. Graph theory; B. Fixed scheduling algorithm; C. Markov chains and queues; D. A limiting-cut heuristic; E. An algorithm for minimum-interference routing in linear lightwave networks; F. Synopsis of the SONET standard; G. A looping algorithm.

Editorial Reviews

"The rationale for the second edition is solid, and the proposed changes are extensive and comprehensive, covering the most important advances in the field since the first edition was published. The authors' credentials are impeccable. I used the first edition extensively, both as a reference for my research and for my graduate course on optical networks."
George Rouskas, North Carolina State University