Stern, Thomas E. MULTIWAVELENGTH OPTICAL NETWORKS: A LAYERED APPROACH
Prentice Hall Ptr 1999 020130967X / 9780201309676 First Hardcover Near Fine /No DJ as Issued
The pages are completely free of all marks, highlighting or underlining. Th is is a very tight, clean copy! Written by leading authorities in optical networking, this book explores wi de area wavelength-division multiplexing now that commercial deployment is at hand. After an overview of the enabling technology, the authors focus on methodologies for network analysis, control, design, and protection from a layered multiwavelength network architecture point of view. The book prese nts four architecture categories, in increasing order of complexity: -- Shared channel networks, which use optical multiplexing and multiple acc ess to provide multipoint connectivity on a static optical layer -- Wavelength-routed networks, which use optical switching to provide point -to-point connectivity over a reconfigurable optical layer Linear lightwave networks, which support multipoint connectivity over a rec onfigurable optical layer Hybrid, logically routed networks, using electronically switched overlays t o provide virtual connectivity on a reconfigurable optical layer Procedures for network control and design are covered for each category of network and are illustrated with examples. The emphasis here is on the fund amental role of available network resources--optical spectrum, fiber topolo gy, and switching node and access station functionality--in determining net work performance. Important topics covered are: -- Multiplexing and multiple access in the optical domain -- Effective techniques for physical layer simulation -- Optical switch designs to circumvent component imperfections, plus coverage of optical layer packet switching.