Optical Networking

  • A. Bononi
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Boundaries of the Optical Network Layer in Future Communications Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mark Loyd Jones, Robert K. Butler
      Pages 8-13
    3. Erland Erland.Almström, Claus Popp Larsen
      Pages 14-25
    4. S. Ferguson, P. Gigghino
      Pages 26-35
    5. S. M. Gemelos, D. Wonglumsom, I. M. White, K. Shrikhade, L. G. Kazovsky, H. Huey
      Pages 36-47
    6. Klaus-Dieter Langer, Joachim Vathke, Godehard Walf
      Pages 48-51
    7. Guido Maier, Mario Martinelli, Achille Pattavina, Matteo Pierpaoli
      Pages 52-63
  3. Management of the Optical Network Layer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Gordon Harney, Rajiv Ramaswami
      Pages 67-76
    3. Paul Bonenfant
      Pages 77-88
    4. Alan McGuire
      Pages 89-95
    5. Antonella Sanguineti, Stefano Brunazzi, Salvatore Rotolo
      Pages 115-126
  4. Fiber, Optoelectronic, and Integrated-Optic Devices and Components for Switched/Unswitched Optical Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Katsunari Okamoto
      Pages 129-140
    3. Lih Y. Lin, Evan L. Goldstein
      Pages 141-146
    4. Nina L. Taranenko, Vladimir Katsman, Kevin Hsu
      Pages 159-164
    5. E. M. Dianov, I. A. Bufetov, V. I. Karpov, M. M. Bubnov, A. N. Gurjanov, V. F. Khopin
      Pages 165-176
  5. System Technologies in the Networking Scenario

  6. Switching and Access: Switched WANs, Switched/Unswitched LANs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. A. Bononi
      Pages 233-233
    3. Nicholas J. Frigo, Kenneth C. Reichmann, Patrick P. Iannone
      Pages 234-245
    4. Ton Koonen, Kees Steenbergen, Fons Janssen, Jeroen Wellen
      Pages 246-247
    5. Wolfgang E. Denzel
      Pages 248-259
    6. S. M. Gemelos, K. Shrikhande, D. Wonglumsom, I. M. White, T. Ono, L. G. Kazovsky
      Pages 260-276
    7. Frans N. C. Slothouber, Sonia M. Heemstra de Groot, Ignas G. M. M. Niemegeers
      Pages 288-299
    8. Franco Callegati Giorgio Corazza, Carla Raffaelli
      Pages 300-311
  7. The EU sponsored DAWRON project

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. R. Gangopadhyay
      Pages 327-327
    3. Hans-Jörg Thiele, Robert I. Killey, Vitaly Mikhailov, Polina Bayvel
      Pages 352-363
    4. A. Bononi, G. Bellotti, M. Varani, C. Francia
      Pages 383-398
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 399-400

About these proceedings


The new information services provided worldwide through the Internet are fostering the upgrade of existing access and transmission plants, and the de­ ployment of new ones. The bandwidth bottlenecks of existing electronic plants are being gradually removed by the massive use of optics at all levels. The latest technological developments in optical system components have finally made the huge bandwidth of optical fibers available both for increas­ ing the amount of transmitted information and for reducing the transmission cost per information bit. Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) is now a commercial reality, widely employed in the upgrade of existing point-to­ point optical communications links, and in most upcoming newly installed fiber links. High speed Optical Time Division Multiplexing (OTDM) offers a complementary approach to WDM to tap even more into the fiber bandwidth. OTDM is however still in competition with Electronic TDM (ETDM), and as technology in integrated electronics progresses (along with the optical tech­ nology), the boundary where OTDM becomes more convenient than ETDM is still blurred and is a time-dependent variable. While the main design guidelines for point-to point optical links are now well established, much research work remains to be done in the area of optical networking, where the resources of many interconnected point-to point optical links are time shared. Work is to be done in the transmission field, as well as in the protocol, control and management field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. Bononi
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’InformazioneUniversità di ParmaParmaItaly

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