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Optical Switching Networks describes all the major switching paradigms developed for modern optical networks, discussing their operation, advantages, disadvantages and implementation. Following a review of the evolution of optical WDM networks, an overview of the future trends out. The latest developments in optical access, local, metropolitan, and wide area networks are covered, including detailed technical descriptions of generalized multiprotocol label switching, waveband switching, photonic slot routing, optical flow, burst and packet switching. The convergence of optical and wireless access networks is also discussed, as are the IEEE 802.17 Resilient Packet Ring and IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet passive optical network standards and their WDM upgraded derivatives. The feasibility, challenges and potential of next-generation optical networks are described in a survey of state-of-the-art optical networking testbeds. Animations showing how the key optical switching techniques work are available via the web, as are lecture slides (www.cambridge.org/9780521868006).Read more
- Covers all hierarchy levels including wide, metropolitan, access, and local area networks
- Includes a survey of the state-of-the-art optical networking testbeds that indicates the current state of deployment of new optical switching techniques
- Covers the IEEE 802.17 Resilient Packet Ring and IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet passive optical network standards and their WDM upgraded derivatives
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- Date Published: February 2008
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521868006
- length: 244 pages
- dimensions: 260 x 182 x 22 mm
- weight: 0.77kg
- contains: 86 b/w illus.
- availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction:
1. Historical overview of optical networks
2. Optical switching networks
3. Building blocks
Part II. Optical Wide Area Networks: Overview
5. Generalized multiprotocol label switching
6. Waveband switching
7. Photonic slot routing
8. Optical flow switching
9. Optical burst switching
10. Optical packet switching
Part III. Optical Metropolitan Area Networks: Overview
11. Resilient packet ring
12. WDM ring networks
Part IV. Optical Access and Local Area Networks: Overview
15. WDM EPON
17. Gigabit ethernet
18. Radio-over-fiber networks
Part V. Testbeds:
19. What worked and what didn't
20. Testbed activities
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