Optical WDM Networks

  • Biswanath Mukherjee

Part of the Optical Networks book series (OPNW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliii
  2. Introduction

  3. Local, Access, and Metro Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Pages 133-182
    3. Pages 183-221
    4. Pages 223-273
    5. Pages 275-351
  4. Wavelength-Routed (Wide-Area) Optical Networks

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 867-953

About this book


Research and development on optical wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) networks have matured considerably. While optics and electronics should be used appropriately for transmission and switching hardware, note that "intelligence'' in any network comes from "software,'' for network control, management, signaling, traffic engineering, network planning, etc.The role of software in creating powerful network architectures for optical WDM networks is emphasized.

Optical WDM Networks is a textbook for graduate level courses. Its focus is on the networking aspects of optical networking, but it also includes coverage of physical layers in optical networks. The author introduces WDM and its enabling technologies and discusses WDM local, access, metro, and long-haul network architectures. Each chapter is self-contained, has problems at the end of each chapter, and the material is organized for self study as well as classroom use.


Highlights Include:

  • Coverage of broadband access, optical burst switching (OBS), and optical metropolitan networks.
  • Extensive treatment of "impairment-aware routing" and other timely topics such as "traffic grooming."
  • Modern coverage of network control and management, as well as optical network survivability and "light-trees."

The material is the most recent and timely in capturing the state-of-the-art in the fast-moving field of optical WDM networking.


Routing Switching backbone mesh networks configuration electronics optical access networks optical metro networks optimization switch wavelength-division multiplexing

Authors and affiliations

  • Biswanath Mukherjee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

Bibliographic information