Optical Networking

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Learn the basics of optical networking using this practical and easy-to-follow introductory guide. You'll get an overview of concepts behind the technology,as well as helpful information on Cisco,Nortel,and Juniper certifications. Also,a handy 16-page blueprint section offers additional visual instruction.

Get a solid introduction to optical networking with this up-to-date guide Get up to speed on optical networking technology?a still-emerging field of high-speed data ...

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Overview

Learn the basics of optical networking using this practical and easy-to-follow introductory guide. You'll get an overview of concepts behind the technology,as well as helpful information on Cisco,Nortel,and Juniper certifications. Also,a handy 16-page blueprint section offers additional visual instruction.

Get a solid introduction to optical networking with this up-to-date guide Get up to speed on optical networking technology—a still-emerging field of high-speed data transmission—using this clearly written introductory resource. Packed with hundreds of figures and illustrations depicting current optical network designs and concepts,this book not only thoroughly explains the basics but also puts just-learned information into a visual context. Covering everything from hardware and software products to SONET and Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM),this book explores a wide range of topics in a style that's easy to understand. And it contains details relating to optical products from leading companies including Cisco,Juniper,and Nortel. If you're looking for in-depth information on the theories behind optical networking—as well as practical details on working with the technology—this book is your ideal resource.

  • Learn the differences between optical and electrical signals
  • Discover how the need for high-speed optics developed
  • Find out about leading vendors—Cisco,Juniper,Nortel,and others—and their top products
  • Understand how optical routing and switching work
  • Get tips and techniques for managing optical networks
  • Maintain and tune an optical network for maximum performance
  • Recognize the various types andcapabilities of fiber cabling
  • Get details on common security procedures and protocols
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072193985
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Series: Network Professional's Library Series
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 1.06 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 7.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I Networking at the Speed of Light
1 Optical Networking Theory 3
2 History of Optical Networking 35
3 Optical Architectures 61
Pt. II Optical Networking Tools, Applications, and Vendors
4 Optical Networking Design 101
5 Optical Switching and Routing 147
6 Vendors and Their Wares 185
7 Optical Networking Applications 233
Pt. III Practical Optical Networking
8 Building Optical Networks 273
9 Optical Network Management 319
10 Optical Maintenance and Tuning 371
11 Optical Fiber 405
12 Optical Network Security 437
Index 467
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