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Optical Networks: A Practical Perspective, 3rd Edition

Optical Networks: A Practical Perspective, 3rd Edition
Author: Rajiv Ramaswami - Kumar Sivarajan - Galen Sasaki
ISBN 13: 9780123740922
ISBN 10: 123740924
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Publication Date: 2009-07-16
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 928
List Price: $97.95

The third edition of Optical Networks continues to be the authoritative source for information on optical networking technologies and techniques. Componentry and transmission are discussed in detail with emphasis on practical networking issues that affect organizations as they evaluate, deploy, or develop optical networks. New updates in this rapidly changing technology are introduced. These updates include sections on pluggable optical transceivers, ROADM (reconfigurable optical add/drop muliplexer), and electronic dispersion compensation. Current standards updates such as G.709 OTN, as well as, those for GPON, EPON, and BPON are featured. Expanded discussions on multimode fiber with additional sections on photonic crystal and plastic fibers, as well as expanded coverage of Ethernet and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS).

This book clearly explains all the hard-to-find information on architecture, control and management. It serves as your guide at every step of optical networking— from planning to implementation through ongoing maintenance. This book is your key to thoroughly understanding practical optical networks.

  • In-depth coverage of optimization, design, and management of the components and transmission of optical networks.
  • Filled with examples, figures, and problem sets to aid in development of dependable, speedy networks.
  • Focuses on practical, networking-specific issues: everything you need to know to implement currently available optical solutions.


Although this text covers the transmission aspects of second- generation fiber optic networks, its focus is on the networking aspects, such as architectures, and control and management issues. Topics include components, dispersion, fiber nonlinearities, the modulation process, the physical layer design of transmission systems, wavelength routing, overlay virtual networks, and optical time division multiplexed networks. The authors assume an undergraduate- level knowledge of communication networks and probabilities. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.