Survivable Optical WDM Networks

  • Canhui Sam Ou
  • Biswanath Mukherjee

Part of the Optical Networks book series (OPNW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Canhui Sam Ou, Biswanath Mukherjee
    Pages 1-7
  3. Canhui Sam Ou, Biswanath Mukherjee
    Pages 9-28
  4. Canhui Sam Ou, Biswanath Mukherjee
    Pages 29-59
  5. Canhui Sam Ou, Biswanath Mukherjee
    Pages 85-113
  6. Canhui Sam Ou, Biswanath Mukherjee
    Pages 115-143
  7. Canhui Sam Ou, Biswanath Mukherjee
    Pages 145-170
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 171-182

About this book


Survivable Optical WDM Networks investigates different approaches for designing and operating an optical network with the objectives that (1) more connections can be carried by a given network, leading to more revenue, and (2) connections can recover faster in case of failures, leading to better services.  Different networks -- wavelength-routed WDM networks, wavelength-routed WDM networks with sub-wavelength granularity grooming, and data over next-generation SONET/SDH over WDM networks -- are covered.  Different approaches are proposed to explore every aspect of a protection scheme such as:

(1) Protection granularity

a. At wavelength granularity

b. At sub-wavelength granularity

(2) Protection entity

a. Path protection

b. Sub-path protection

c. Segment protection

(3) Routing

a. Single-path routing

b. Multi-path routing

Tradeoffs between different objectives, e.g., resource efficiency vs. recovery time, are explored and practical approaches are proposed and analyzed.


Canhui (Sam) Ou received a Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Davis, in 2004. His technical interests include WDM networks, MPLS, optical Ethernet, and FTTx. He is a Principal Member of Technical Staff at SBC Communications, Inc. He worked at Sprint Advanced Technology Laboratories and Fujitsu Laboratories of America as an intern.

Biswanath Mukherjee received a Ph.D. degree from University of Washington, Seattle, in 1987. In 1987, he joined the University of California, Davis, where he has been Professor of computer science since 1995, and served as Chairman of computer science during 1997-2000. He is author of Optical Communication Networks book. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of IPLocks, a Silicon Valley startup company. He has consulted for and served on the Technical Advisory Board of a number of startup companies in optical networking. His research interests include lightwave networks, network security, and wireless networks. Dr. Mukherjee is winner of the 2004 Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award from UC Davis. He serves or has served on the Editorial Boards of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Network, ACM/Baltzer Wireless Networks (WINET), Photonic Network Communications, and others. He also served as Editor-at-Large for optical networking and communications for the IEEE Communications Society. He served as the Technical Program Chair of the IEEE INFOCOM’96 Conference.


Multiplexing Routing SONET/SDH lightpath multi-path routing protection shared-mesh protection traffic grooming virtual concatenation

Authors and affiliations

  • Canhui Sam Ou
    • 1
  • Biswanath Mukherjee
    • 2
  1. 1.SBC Services, Inc.USA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaDavis

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-24498-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-24499-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1935-3839
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