Optical Networks: Third Generation Transport Systems
The communication engineer's guide to the latest optical networking technologies. -- Includes up-to-the-minute coverage of emerging technologies -- ... Show synopsis The communication engineer's guide to the latest optical networking technologies. -- Includes up-to-the-minute coverage of emerging technologies -- including the brand-new Optical Link Management Protocol! -- DWDM, Multiprotocol Lambda Switching, IP over Optical, Optical Bandwidth on Demand, QoS, and much more. -- Contains detailed background on optical fiber technology and signaling for those new to the field. This is a complete and authoritative introduction to optical technology for communications engineers that includes detailed coverage of the latest emerging technologies. The book begins with an overview of contemporary telecommunications infrastructure and the characteristics of optical fiber technology. Uyless Black presents a detailed introduction to timing and synchronization in optical networks, as well as today's SONET/SDH optical transport network standards. He introduces today's powerful WDM and DWDM optical technologies, and reviews leading optical network topologies and restoration schemes. The book includes up-to-the-minute coverage of MPLS, switching in optical networks, IP-over-Optical, QoS, and optical bandwidth on demand. It is one of the first books to present detailed coverage of the new Optical Link Management Protocol, designed to simplify the configuration and management of next-generation optical networks.