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IP over WDM: Building the Next-Generation Optical Internet

IP over WDM: Building the Next-Generation Optical Internet

Sudhir Dixit (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-47834-8

Nov 2004

584 pages

Select type: O-Book


  • The key technology to delivering maximum bandwidth over networks is Dense Wave-length Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
  • Describes in detail how DWDM works and how to implement a range of transmission protocols
  • Covers device considerations, the pros and cons of various network layer protocols, and quality of service (QoS) issues
  • The authors are leading experts in this field and provide real-world implementation examples
  • First book to describe the interplay between the physical and IP (Internet Protocol) layers in optical networks


Chapter 1. IP-over-WDM Convergence (S. Dixit).

Chapter 2. Protocol Design Concepts, TCP/IP, and the Network Layer (S. Kalyanaraman & B. Sikdar).

Chapter 3. Optical Enabling Technologies for WDM Systems (A. Tervonen).

Chapter 4. Electro-optic and Wavelength Conversion (B. Ramamurthy).

Chapter 5. Contention Resolution in Optical Packet Switching (S. Yao, et al.).

Chapter 6. Advances toward Optical Subwavelength Switching (S. Yao, et al.).

Chapter 7. Multiprotocol over WDM in the Access and Metropolitan Networks (M. Gagnaire).

Chapter 8. Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (G. Kramer, et al.).

Chapter 9. Terabit Switching and Routing Network Elements (T. Wang & S. Dixit).

Chapter 10. Optical Network Engineering (G. Rouskas).

Chapter 11. Traffic Management for IP-over-WDM Networks (J. Aracil, et al.).

Chapter 12. IP- and Wavelength-Routing Networks (R. Gangopadhyay & S. Dixit).

Chapter 13. Internetworking Optical Internet and Optical Burst Switching (M. Yoo & Y. Kim).

Chapter 14. IP-over-WDM Control and Signaling (C. Xin, et al.).

Chapter 15. Survivability in IP-over-WDM Networks (Y. Ye & S. Dixit).

Chapter 16. Optical Internetworking Models and Standards Directions (Y. Cao & R. Barry).


"…an excellent reference for engineers and architects engaged in building tomorrow's networks. As a textbook for a challenging graduate level class, it could well lead the students in a number of exciting research directions." (Optics & Photonics News, April 2004)