Optical Network Design and Planning, Hardback Book

Optical Network Design and Planning Hardback

Part of the Optical Networks series


This book takes a pragmatic approach to deploying state-of-the-art optical networking equipment in metro-core and backbone networks.

The book is oriented towards practical implementation of optical network design.

Algorithms and methodologies related to routing, regeneration, wavelength assignment, sub rate-traffic grooming and protection are presented, with an emphasis on optical-bypass-enabled (or all-optical) networks.

The author has emphasized the economics of optical networking, with a full chapter of economic studies that offer guidelines as to when and how optical-bypass technology should be deployed.

This new edition contains: new chapter on dynamic optical networking and a new chapter on flexible/elastic optical networks.

Expanded coverage of new physical-layer technology (e.g., coherent detection) and its impact on network design and enhanced coverage of ROADM architectures and properties, including colorless, directionless, contentionless and gridless.

Covers `hot' topics, such as Software Defined Networking and energy efficiency, algorithmic advancements and techniques, especially in the area of impairment-aware routing and wavelength assignment.

Provides more illustrative examples of concepts are provided, using three reference networks (the topology files for the networks are provided on a web site, for further studies by the reader).

Also exercises have been added at the end of the chapters to enhance the book's utility as a course textbook.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 516 pages, 22 Tables, black and white; 5 Illustrations, color; 198 Illustrations, black and white; X
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Microwave technology
  • ISBN: 9783319052267

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