Optical networking has advanced considerably since 2010. A host of new technologies and applications has brought a significant change in optical networks, migrating it towards an all-optical network.
The proposed book emphasis on the network concepts, technology and methodologies that will stand the test of time and also helps in understanding and developing advanced optical network system.
The first half of the book provides a qualitative foundation for what follows, presenting an overview of optical networking, the different network architectures, basic concepts and a high-level view of the different network structures considered in subsequent chapters. A survey of enabling technologies and the hardware devices in the physical layer will be followed with more detailed picture of the network in the remaining chapters. The following chapters will give an in-depth study of the three basic network structures: the static broadcast networks, wavelength routed networks (WRN), and the electronic/optical logically routed networks. Next, the characteristics of the optical networks in the access, metropolitan area and long haul reach will be taken up. The intelligence in the network is brought by the very essential control layer in the networks. Therefore, in order to complete the networking picture, network control, management, traffic engineering and signaling will be discussed in sufficient details.