Multiwavelength Optical Networks: Architectures, Design, and Control (2nd Revised edition)

Multiwavelength Optical Networks: Architectures, Design, and Control (2nd Revised edition)

By: Thomas E. Stern (author), Georgios Ellinas (author), Krishna Bala (author)Hardback

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Updated and expanded, this second edition of the acclaimed Multiwavelength Optical Networks provides a detailed description of the structure and operation of modern optical networks. It also sets out the analytical tools for network performance evaluation and optimization for current and next generation networks, as well as the latest advances in enabling technologies. Backbone optical networks are evolving to mesh topologies using intelligent network elements; a new optical control plane is taking shape based on GMPLS; and significant advances have occurred in Fiber to the Home/Premises (the 'last mile'), metropolitan area networks, protection and restoration, and IP over WDM. New research on all-optical packet switched networks is also covered in depth. Also included are current trends and new applications on the commercial scene. This book is an invaluable resource for graduate and senior undergraduate students in electrical engineering, computer science, and applied physics, and for practitioners in the telecommunications industry.

About Author

Thomas Stern is Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University, New York, and has served as department chair and technical director of Columbia's Center for Telecommunications Research. A Life Fellow of the IEEE, he holds several patents in networking and has published widely in the field. He has also been a consultant to a number of large companies such as IBM, Lucent, GTE, and Telcordia Technologies. Georgios Ellinas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia. Prior to that he has worked as an Associate Professor at City College of New York, as a Senior Network Architect at Tellium Inc., and as a Senior Research Scientist at Bell Communications Research. He has authored numerous papers and holds several patents in the field of optical networking. Krishna Bala is currently CEO and President of Xtellus, a company that designs and manufactures advanced optical components and systems for dynamic optical networks. Krishna was the co-founder and CTO of Tellium, a successful optical networking company. He holds nine patents. Previous positions also include senior research scientist at Bell Communications Research. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Columbia University, where he published one of the earliest dissertations in routing algorithms for optical networks.


1. The big picture; 2. The layered architecture and its resources; 3. Network connections; 4. Enabling technology; 5. Static multipoint networks; 6. Wavelength/waveband routed networks; 7. Logically routed networks; 8. Survivability: protection and restoration; 9. Optical control plane; 10. Optical packet switched networks; 11. Current trends in multiwavelength optical networking; Appendices: A. Graph theory; B. Fixed scheduling algorithm; C. Markov chains and queues; D. A limiting-cut heuristic; E. An algorithm for minimum-interference routing in linear lightwave networks; F. Synopsis of the SONET standard; G. A looping algorithm.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780521881395
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1004
  • ID: 9780521881395
  • weight: 1590
  • ISBN10: 0521881390
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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