Optical Networking Crash Course / Edition 1

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Get the latest information on optical networking technologies, companies and trends.

Penetrate the facts behind the speculation on optical networking's promise as a potential solution to skyrocketing Internet traffic. With Steve Shepard's Optical Networking Crash Course, you'll discover what's what, who's who, and how it all works together in the speed-of-light world of optical networking. From technologies, equipment, companies and competitors to nitty-gritty issues such as security, signal sinks, backhoe fade, add-drop mix and much, much more, this state-of-the-art guide is a must-read if you want to:

Compare optical and other strategies such as cable, DSL, and LMDS
Understand optical technology means, methods, potentials, and constraints
Learn what DWDM (Dense Wave Division Multiplexing) is and why it could change everything
Get straight answers on optical transport issues, routing, switching and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071372084
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/20/2001
  • Series: McGraw Hill Telecommunications Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 0.66 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Shepard is a senior member of technical staff with Hill Associates in Colchester, Vermont. A professional writer and educator, Shepard specializes in international issues in telecommunications and the social implications of technological change. He received his B.A. in Spanish from the University of California at Berkeley, and his M.S. in international business from St. Mary's College. His is married and has two children.
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Table of Contents

Part One: The Optical Networking Marketplace.Chapter 1: Toward a New Network Model. Chapter 2: A Corollary: The Data Network. Chapter 3: The Local Service Providers' Response. Chapter 4: Service Regions of the Optical Network. Chapter 5: The Optical Networking Applications Set. Chapter 6: A Brief History of the Network. Chapter 7: The Traditional Digital Hierarchy. Chapter 8: The Birth of Optical Networking: Sonet and SDH. Chapter 9: Switching and Routing. Chapter 10: The Service Provider's World: Back to Switching and Routing. Chapter 11: Ring Architectures in the Optical Domain. Chapter 12: Amplification and Regeneration. Part Two: From Copper to Glass. Chapter 13: Overview of Optical Technology. Chapter 14: Total Internal Reflection. Chapter 15: Later Developments in Optical Networking. Chapter 16: Fundamentals of Optical Networking. Chapter 17: Optical Sources. Chapter 18: Optical Fiber. Chapter 19: Optical Fiber. Chapter 20: Putting It All Together. (and more...)
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