Deploying Optical Networking Components / Edition 1

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Overview

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: 6/15/2001
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Telecom Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 0.58 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Optical Networking and Basic Terminology 2
Advantages of Optical Transmission 6
Disadvantages of Optical Fiber 11
Ch. 2 Understanding Light 17
Describing Light 18
Basics of Electromagnetic Waves 21
Power Measurements 33
Metallic Media Transmission Rate Constraints 41
Optical Media Transmission Rate Constraints 44
Ch. 3 Understanding Optical Fiber 47
Evolution 48
Fabrication 49
Basic Composition 50
Light Flow in a Fiber 52
Optical Fiber Metrics and Terms 57
Fiber Composition 67
Types of Cable 70
Connectors 72
Insertion Loss 74
The EIA/TIA 568 Standard 75
Ch. 4 Light Sources and Detectors 77
Components of an Optical Transmission System 78
Light Sources 80
Photodetectors 97
Couplers and Connectors 102
Ch. 5 Fiber in the LAN 109
Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) 110
Ethernet and Fast Ethernet 121
Gigabit Ethernet 130
Ch. 6 Fiber in the WAN 141
Evolution and Rationale 142
SONET and SDH 156
Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and Dense WDM (DWDM) 172
Ch. 7 Fiber in the Neighborhood 185
The Existing Telephone Company Infrastructure 186
The Original Cable TV Infrastructure 192
The Evolving Local Telephone Network 195
The Evolving Cable TV Infrastructure 198
Fiber to the Home 202
Ch. 8 Fiber in the Building 207
Fiber-Optic Modems 208
Fiber-Optic Multiplexers 219
Optical Mode Converters 223
App Frequency vs. Wavelength 227
Glossary 243
Abbreviations 249
Index 253
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