Optical networks have moved from laboratory settings and theoretical research to real-world deployment and service-oriented explorations. New technologies such as Ethernet PON, traffic grooming, regional and metropolitan network architectures and optical packet switching are being explored, and the landscape is continuously and rapidly evolving. Some of the important issues involving these new technologies involve the architectural, protocol, and performance related issues. This book addresses many of these issues and presents a birds eye view of some of the more promising technologies. Researchers and those pursuing advanced degrees in this field will be able to see where progress is being made and new technologies are emerging. Emerging Optical Network Technologies: Architectures, Protocols and Performance provides state-of-the-art material written by the most prominent professionals in their respective areas.
Designed to help readers understand the very latest optical developments, technologies, architectures, and market trends driving the next-generation network, this comprehensive report of all-optical networks (AON) is a critical resource for any communications company that hopes to tackle today's optical networking challenge. The future of the AON remains uncertain, but the next-generation optical network promises to provide the bandwidth flexibility, reliability, and network-management functions required to enable end-to-end wavelength services.
This fully updated and expanded second edition of Optical Networks: A Practical Perspective succeeds the first as the authoritative source for information on optical networking technologies and techniques. Written by two of the field's most respected individuals, it covers componentry and transmission in detail but also emphasizes the practical networking issues that affect organizations as they evaluate, deploy, or develop optical solutions. This book captures all the hard-to-find information on architecture, control and management, and other communications topics that will affect you every step of the way-from planning to decision-making to implementation to ongoing maintenance. If your goal is to thoroughly understand practical optical networks, this book should be your first and foremost resource. * Focuses on practical, networking-specific issues: everything you need to know to implement currently available optical solutions. * Provides the transmission and component details you need to understand and assess competing technologies. * Offers updated and expanded coverage of propagation, lasers and optical switching technology, network design, transmission design, IP over WDM, wavelength routing, optical standards, and more.
Emerging Components and Technologies for All optical Networks
In these exciting times of quotidianly progressing developments in communication techniques, where more than ever in the history of a technological progress, society's reliance on communication networks for medicine, education, data transfer, commerce, and many other endeavours dominates the human's everyday life, the optical networks are certainly one of the most promising and challenging networking options. Since their commercial arrival in the nineties, they have fundamentally changed the way of dealing with traffic engineering by removing bandwidth bottlenecks and eliminating delays. Today, after the revolutionary bandwidth expansion, the networking functionality migrates more and more to the optical layer, and the need to establish fast wavelength circuits and capacity-on-demand for the higher-layer networks, in particular data networks based on Internet Protocol (IP), has become one of the central networking issues for the new century. The unifying trends toward configurable all-optical network infrastructure open up a wide range of new network engineering and design choices dealing with networks' interoperability and common platforms for control and management. The Fifth Working Conference on Optical Network Design and Modelling, held in the Austrian capital Vienna, February 5-7, 2001, aims at presenting the most recent progress in optical communication techniques, new technologies, standardisation process, emerging markets and carriers. A short look at the Table of Contents of this book tells us, in fact, that this year's conference program reflects the current state of the art precisely.
Increase bandwidth, improve performance, and lower operating costs of your network with help from this practical resource. You'll learn how to implement the latest optical networking technologies in both WAN and LAN environments. Covering all the latest advances in this emerging field - including optical networking with ATM, IP, and Gigabit Ethernet - this revealing reference clearly explains everything from basic architecture to deployment. Filled with diagrams, practical advice, and the right amount of technical information, this complete guide provides all the tools you need to take advantage of one of the hottest developments in networking today. This book will show you how to - Get an overview of fiber optic cable fundamentals and equipment; Transmit information using multiple light streams ; Gain an understanding about the architecture and operation of WDN amd DWDM ; Understand how DWDM optical solutions will change current networking practices ; Learn how the WAN environment will use optical networking with ATM, IP, and SONET ; Deploy optical network solutions across a LAN using Gigabit Ethernet, fiber LANs, and SANs; Eliminate bandwidth bottlenecks and improve flexibility of network services; Explore the relationship between optical and wireless networking .
Design Implementation and Analysis of Next Generation Optical Networks Emerging Research and Opportunities
By the end of the decade, approximately 50 billion devices will be connected over the internet using multiple services such as online gaming, ultra-high definition videos, and 5G mobile services. The associated data traffic demand in both fixed and mobile networks is increasing dramatically, causing network operators to have to migrate the existing optical networks towards next-generation solutions. The main challenge within this development stems from network operators having difficulties finding cost-effective next-generation optical network solutions that can match future high capacity demand in terms of data, reach, and the number of subscribers to support multiple network services on a common network infrastructure. Design, Implementation, and Analysis of Next Generation Optical Networks: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference source that discusses the next generation of high capacity passive optical access networks (PON) in terms of design, implementation, and analysis and offers a complete reference of technology solutions for next-generation optical networks. Featuring research on topics such as artificial intelligence, electromagnetic interface, and wireless communication, this book is ideally designed for researchers, engineers, scientists, and students interested in understanding, designing, and analyzing the next generation of optical networks.
An A-to-Z look at an increasingly important technology: DWDM The race for unprecedented bandwidth is on - and DWDM(Dense Wave-length Division Multiplexing) is opening the way. DWDM is the technology that allows multiple streams of data to flow in one optical fiber of optical communication network. DWDM is the key technology at the heart of new systems and networks that offers more bandwidth at less cost. Soon, DWDM promises to change bandwidth from a premium to a commodity item. DWDM: Networks, Devices, and Technology provides a comprehensive treatment of DWDM, its technology, systems, and networks, as well as engineering design. It explains how DWDM works, how it is used in system design, how optical network architecture can benefit from DWDM, and what the design issues are. Written by an expert in the field, the book covers: Current telecommunication networks and their issues Current telecommunication systems and networks New and emerging photonic technologies in development Optical and photonic physics that describe DWDM componentsâ??the building blocks of DWDM - and how they are used New optical systems, devices, and networks that are replacing electronics How optical and photonic devices are used in photonic systems How DWDM systems are engineered and constructed using photonic components The strengths, faults, efficiencies, and issues relevant to DWDM systems and networks New emerging technologies Suitably detailed yet clear and concise, this is a comprehensive reference that makes this new technology wholly accessible to both practicing engineers and students.
TomorrowÕs networks will integrate optical transmission and IP to deliver unprecedented performance and manageability. Next Generation Optical Networks gives both electrical and data networking engineers essential information for building these networks. It reviews emerging standards such as MPLS and MPLmS, key optical technologies, and critical applications for enterprise, ISP, and carrier environments.
The mobile market has experienced unprecedented growth over the last few decades. Consumer trends have shifted towards mobile internet services supported by 3G and 4G networks worldwide. Inherent to existing networks are problems such as lack of spectrum, high energy consumption, and inter-cell interference. These limitations have led to the emergence of 5G technology. It is clear that any 5G system will integrate optical communications, which is already a mainstay of wide area networks. Using an optical core to route 5G data raises significant questions of how wireless and optical can coexist in synergy to provide smooth, end-to-end communication pathways. Optical and Wireless Convergence for 5G Networks explores new emerging technologies, concepts, and approaches for seamlessly integrating optical-wireless for 5G and beyond. Considering both fronthaul and backhaul perspectives, this timely book provides insights on managing an ecosystem of mixed and multiple access network communications focused on optical-wireless convergence. Topics include Fiber–Wireless (FiWi), Hybrid Fiber-Wireless (HFW), Visible Light Communication (VLC), 5G optical sensing technologies, approaches to real-time IoT applications, Tactile Internet, Fog Computing (FC), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Software-Deﬁned Networking (SDN), and many others. This book aims to provide an inclusive survey of 5G optical-wireless requirements, architecture developments, and technological solutions.