WDM Technologies: Optical Networks by Achyut K. DuttaWDM Technologies: Optical Networks by Achyut K. Dutta

WDM Technologies: Optical Networks

byAchyut K. DuttaEditorMasahiko Fujiwara

Hardcover | August 16, 2004

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Internet information (which is doubling every six months) travels through optical fibers. Today, optical fibers are being installed where a single fiber has the ability to carry information as much as 200 times faster than was possible just five years ago. This revolutionary capability is being achieved with technology known as wavelength division multiplexing WDM). WDM technology relies on the fact that optical fibers can carry many wavelengths of light simultaneously without interaction between each wavelength. Thus, a single fiber can carry many separate wavelength signals or channels simultaneously.

The communications industry is at the onset of new expansion of WDM technology necessary to meet the new demand for bandwidth.WDM Technologies: Optical Networksdeals with the Networks facet of this field (present and future).



  • Allows engineers working in optical communications(from systems to components) to understand the principles and mechanics of each key component they deal with for optical system design
  • Provides an excellent resource for engineers and researchers engaged in all aspects of fiber optic communications, such as optoelectronics, equipment/system design, and manufacturing
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of key concepts in optical networks and their application in commercial systems
Achyut Dutta is an engineering manager in the Lightwave and Module Design Center, Fujitsu Compound Semiconductor, Inc, San Jose, California. He has published over 100 technical papers, and holds 15 patents. He received various awards including NEC's best R&D award for technology development of first plastic-optical-fiber (POF) based pr...
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Title:WDM Technologies: Optical NetworksFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:August 16, 2004Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0122252632

ISBN - 13:9780122252631

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Table of Contents

1. Optical Path Crossconnect
2. Photonic ATM Switch/IP Router
3. Submarine Networks
4. Broadcast Center Network
5. WDM Routed Network
6. WDM Networks: Extended Network Management
7. WDM Computer Networks
8. WDM Networks: Metro/Access Application
9. OADM and its Scalability in WDM Network