Optical WDM Networks

Principles and Practice

  • Krishna M. Sivalingam
  • Suresh Subramaniam

Part of the The International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 554)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Biswanath Mukherjee, Hui Zang
      Pages 3-24
  3. Optical Network Components

    1. Byrav Ramamurthy, Jason P. Jue
      Pages 27-50
  4. Wavelength Routing Networks

    1. Rudra Dutta, George N. Rouskas
      Pages 79-102
    2. Chunming Qiao, Myungsik Yoo
      Pages 103-125
  5. Broadcast Star Networks

  6. Performance Evaluation

  7. Miscellaneous Topics

    1. Alan McGuire
      Pages 301-321
    2. Georgios Ellinas, Krishna Bala, Chien-Ming Yu
      Pages 323-342
    3. Imrich Chlamtac, Jason P. Jue
      Pages 343-350
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 351-352

About this book


Optical WDM networking technology is spearheading a bandwidth revolution in the networking infrastructure being developed for the next generation Internet. Rapid advances in optical components have enabled the transition from point-to-point WDM links to all-optical networking.
Optical WDM Networks: Principles and Practice presents some of the most important challenges facing the optical networking community, along with some suggested solutions. Earlier textbooks in optical networking have a narrower perspective, and rapidly advancing research has created the need for fresh and current information on problems and issues in the field. The volume editors and contributing authors have endeavoured to capture a substantial subset of the key problems and known solutions to these problems.
All of the chapters are original contributions from leading international researchers. The chapters address a wide variety of topics, including the state of the art in WDM technology, physical components that make up WDM fiber-optic networks, medium access protocols, wavelength routed networks, optical access networks, network management, and performance evaluation of wavelength routing networks. The chapters also survey critical points in past research and tackle more recent problems.
Practitioners and network product engineers interested in current state-of-the-art information beyond textbook-type coverage, and graduate students commencing research in this area, will appreciate the concise - and pertinent - information presented herein.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Krishna M. Sivalingam
    • 1
  • Suresh Subramaniam
    • 2
  1. 1.Washington State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.George Washington UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-7825-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47021-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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