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Optical Networking Demystified : McGraw-Hill Telecommunications - Steven Shepard

Optical Networking Demystified

McGraw-Hill Telecommunications

Paperback Published: 20th February 2001
ISBN: 9780071372084
Number Of Pages: 292

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Get the latest information on optical networking technologies, companies and trends.

Penetrate the facts behind the speculation on optical networking's promise as a potential solution to skyrocketing Internet traffic. With Steve Shepard's Optical Networking Crash Course, you'll discover what's what, who's who, and how it all works together in the speed-of-light world of optical networking. From technologies, equipment, companies and competitors to nitty-gritty issues such as security, signal sinks, backhoe fade, add-drop mix and much, much more, this state-of-the-art guide is a must-read if you want to:

Compare optical and other strategies such as cable, DSL, and LMDS
Understand optical technology means, methods, potentials, and constraints
Learn what DWDM (Dense Wave Division Multiplexing) is and why it could change everything
Get straight answers on optical transport issues, routing, switching and more.

The Optical Networking Marketplace
Toward a New Network Model
A Corollary: The Data Network
The Local Service Providers' Response
Service Regions of the Optical Network
The Optical Networking Applications Set
A Brief History of the Network
The Traditional Digital Hierarchy
The Birth of Optical Networking: Sonet and SDH
Switching and Routing
The Service Provider's World: Back to Switching and Routing
Ring Architectures in the Optical Domain
Amplification and Regeneration
From Copper to Glass
Overview of Optical Technology
Total Internal Reflection
Later Developments in Optical Networking
Fundamentals of Optical Networking
Optical Sources
Optical Fiber
Optical Fiber
Putting It All Together
Fiber Nonlinearities
Intermodulation Effects
Scattering Problems
An Aside: Optical Amplification
Pulling it all Together
Optical Receivers
Photodetector Types
Optical Fiber
Multimode Fiber
Single-Mode Fiber
Why Do We Care?
Corollary Technologies
Optical Cable Assemblies
Fiber Cable Architectures
The Special Case of Submarine Cables
Fiber Installation Options
Commercial Fiber Products
An Aside: Freespace Optics
Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Optical Switching and Routing
Network Management
Solutions and Applications
The Optical Hierarchy of Motivation
Players in the Network Game
Reinventing the Network
Toward a New Network Paradigm
Why the Evolution?
The Evolving IP Protocol Model
IP's Promise
Protocol Assemblies: Putting it Together
One More time: Putting it All Together
The Future
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ISBN: 9780071372084
ISBN-10: 0071372083
Series: McGraw-Hill Telecommunications
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 20th February 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39