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Optical Networks

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  • Lu Ruan
  • Ding-Zhu Du

Part of the Network Theory and Applications book series (NETA, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Georgios Ellinas, Krishna Bala
    Pages 19-45
  3. Ling Li, Arun K. Somani
    Pages 123-149
  4. Yi Pan, Chunming Qiao, Yuanyuan Yang, Jie Wu
    Pages 151-185
  5. Byrav Ramamurthy, Lu Shen, Elie Sawma
    Pages 187-203
  6. N. Sreenath, C. Siva Ram Murthy, G. Mohan
    Pages 205-270
  7. Gaoxi Xiao, Yiu-Wing Leung
    Pages 299-345
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 347-347

About this book


With the rapid growth of bandwidth demand from network users and the advances in optical technologies, optical networks with multiterabits­ per-second capacity has received significant interest from both researchers and practitioners. Optical networks deployment raises a number of challenging problems that require innovative solutions, including net­ work architectures, scalable and fast network management, resource­ efficient routing and wavelength assignment algorithms, QoS support and scheduling algorithms, and switch and router architectures. In this book, we put together some important developments in this exiting area during last several years. Some of the articles are research papers and some are surveys. All articles were reviewed by two reviewers. The paper, "On Dynamic Wavelength Assignment in WDM Optical Networks," by Alanyali gives an overview of some issues in the analy­ sis and synthesis of dynamic wavelength assignment policies for optical WDM networks and illustrates a new method of analysis. The paper by Ellinas and Bala, "Wavelength Assignment Algorithms for WDM Ring Architectures," presents two optimal wavelength assignment algorithms that assign the minimum number of wavelengths between nodes on WDM rings to achieve full mesh connectivity. In the paper, "Optimal Placement of Wavelength Converters in WDM Networks for Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems," Jia et al.


algorithms architecture calculus computing system distributed computing network network management networks Quality of Service Quality of Service (QoS) router Routing switch

Editors and affiliations

  • Lu Ruan
    • 1
  • Ding-Zhu Du
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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