Deploying Optical Networking Components / Edition 1

Deploying Optical Networking Components / Edition 1

by Gilbert Held, Gil Held
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071375058

ISBN-13: 9780071375054

Pub. Date: 06/15/2001

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Network manager's practical introduction to optical networking With cheaper bandwidth and greater robustness,optical networking components are looking increasingly tempting—perhaps even mandatory for maintaining your network's competitiveness. In Deploying Optical Networking Components,veteran communications consultant Gil Held utilizes language and terms…  See more details below

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Network manager's practical introduction to optical networking With cheaper bandwidth and greater robustness,optical networking components are looking increasingly tempting—perhaps even mandatory for maintaining your network's competitiveness. In Deploying Optical Networking Components,veteran communications consultant Gil Held utilizes language and terms already familiar to network managers — without overwhelming you with optical science — to help you:
* Understand the role of LEDs,lasers,single mode and multimode optical fiber and couplers and amplifiers
* Bridge the divide between conventional systems and optical upgrades
* Relate optical technologies to existing networks
* Evaluate optical components in the context of your existing infrastructure
* Apply practical integration and migration techniques in LANs,WANs,and other infrastructure
* Familiarize yourself with technical changes in performance measurement,system management,switching technology,support requirements,and other key challenges With cheaper bandwidth and greater robustness,optical networking components are looking increasingly tempting—perhaps even mandatory for maintaining your network's competitive edge. Here's how you get there from here,without being overwhelmed by optical science.

Optical technologies' advantages over copper have caught your attention. Now you're one of the many network professionals—enterprise and service provider alike—looking to answer that key question,"What's the impact on my network?" Optical Networking Components provides the help you need as you rethink system changes and update plans. Written specifically for networkmanagers and administrators by a veteran communications consultant,Gil Held's Optical Networking Components helps you:
*Understand the role of LEDs,lasers,single mode and multimode optical fiber and couplers and amplifiers
*Bridge the divide between conventional systems and optical upgrades
*Relate optical technologies to existing networks in language you already know
*Evaluate optical components in the context of your existing infrastructure
*Apply practical integration and migration techniques in LANs,WANs,and other infrastructure without deep optical theory
*Get familiar with technical changes in performance measurement,system management,switching technology,support requirements,and other key challenges When adding optical components to traditional data networks,plug-and-play is not an option. But with Gil Held's expert book,it's much easier to build and deploy your game plan.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071375054
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
06/15/2001
Series:
McGraw-Hill Telecom Ser.
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
0.58(w) x 7.50(h) x 9.25(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction1
Optical Networking and Basic Terminology2
Advantages of Optical Transmission6
Disadvantages of Optical Fiber11
Ch. 2Understanding Light17
Describing Light18
Basics of Electromagnetic Waves21
Power Measurements33
Metallic Media Transmission Rate Constraints41
Optical Media Transmission Rate Constraints44
Ch. 3Understanding Optical Fiber47
Evolution48
Fabrication49
Basic Composition50
Light Flow in a Fiber52
Optical Fiber Metrics and Terms57
Fiber Composition67
Types of Cable70
Connectors72
Insertion Loss74
The EIA/TIA 568 Standard75
Ch. 4Light Sources and Detectors77
Components of an Optical Transmission System78
Light Sources80
Photodetectors97
Couplers and Connectors102
Ch. 5Fiber in the LAN109
Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)110
Ethernet and Fast Ethernet121
Gigabit Ethernet130
Ch. 6Fiber in the WAN141
Evolution and Rationale142
SONET and SDH156
Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and Dense WDM (DWDM)172
Ch. 7Fiber in the Neighborhood185
The Existing Telephone Company Infrastructure186
The Original Cable TV Infrastructure192
The Evolving Local Telephone Network195
The Evolving Cable TV Infrastructure198
Fiber to the Home202
Ch. 8Fiber in the Building207
Fiber-Optic Modems208
Fiber-Optic Multiplexers219
Optical Mode Converters223
AppFrequency vs. Wavelength227
Glossary243
Abbreviations249
Index253

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