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Deploying Optical Networking Components : McGraw-Hill Telecom - Gilbert Held

Deploying Optical Networking Components

McGraw-Hill Telecom

Paperback Published: 15th June 2001
ISBN: 9780071375054
Number Of Pages: 276

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Network manager's practical introduction to optical networking

With cheaper bandwidth and greater robustness, optical networking components are looking increasingly tempting--perhaps even mandatory for maintaining your network's competitiveness. In "Deploying Optical Networking Components, veteran communications consultant Gil Held utilizes language and terms already familiar to network managers -- without overwhelming you with optical science -- to help you:

* Understand the role of LEDs, lasers, single mode and multimode optical fiber and couplers and amplifiers
* Bridge the divide between conventional systems and optical upgrades
* Relate optical technologies to existing networks
* Evaluate optical components in the context of your existing infrastructure
* Apply practical integration and migration techniques in LANs, WANs, and other infrastructure
* Familiarize yourself with technical changes in performance measurement, system management, switching technology, support requirements, and other key challenges

Introductionp. 1
Optical Networking and Basic Terminologyp. 2
Advantages of Optical Transmissionp. 6
Disadvantages of Optical Fiberp. 11
Understanding Lightp. 17
Describing Lightp. 18
Basics of Electromagnetic Wavesp. 21
Power Measurementsp. 33
Metallic Media Transmission Rate Constraintsp. 41
Optical Media Transmission Rate Constraintsp. 44
Understanding Optical Fiberp. 47
Evolutionp. 48
Fabricationp. 49
Basic Compositionp. 50
Light Flow in a Fiberp. 52
Optical Fiber Metrics and Termsp. 57
Fiber Compositionp. 67
Types of Cablep. 70
Connectorsp. 72
Insertion Lossp. 74
The EIA/TIA 568 Standardp. 75
Light Sources and Detectorsp. 77
Components of an Optical Transmission Systemp. 78
Light Sourcesp. 80
Photodetectorsp. 97
Couplers and Connectorsp. 102
Fiber in the LANp. 109
Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)p. 110
Ethernet and Fast Ethernetp. 121
Gigabit Ethernetp. 130
Fiber in the WANp. 141
Evolution and Rationalep. 142
SONET and SDHp. 156
Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and Dense WDM (DWDM)p. 172
Fiber in the Neighborhoodp. 185
The Existing Telephone Company Infrastructurep. 186
The Original Cable TV Infrastructurep. 192
The Evolving Local Telephone Networkp. 195
The Evolving Cable TV Infrastructurep. 198
Fiber to the Homep. 202
Fiber in the Buildingp. 207
Fiber-Optic Modemsp. 208
Fiber-Optic Multiplexersp. 219
Optical Mode Convertersp. 223
Frequency vs. Wavelengthp. 227
Glossaryp. 243
Abbreviationsp. 249
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780071375054
ISBN-10: 0071375058
Series: McGraw-Hill Telecom
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 15th June 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45