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Optical Network Design and Implementation (paperback) / Edition 1

Optical Network Design and Implementation (paperback) / Edition 1

by Vivek Alwayn


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ISBN-13: 9781587141508
Publisher: Cisco Press
Publication date: 03/31/2004
Series: Networking Technology Series
Pages: 840
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Vivek Alwayn, CCIE No. 2995, is a senior manager with Accenture. He has more than 15 years of experience working with core transport technologies, MPLS, and optical networking. He has designed and implemented several large- scale WAN switched, MPLS, and optical networks for service provider and enterprise customers worldwide. He holds a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering and is currently working on his master's in telecommunications engineering. He authored the Advanced MPLS Design and Implementation title for Cisco Press and has published several technical papers. Vivek Alwayn is also an active member of the IEEE and IETF. He can be reached at

Table of Contents



1. Introduction to Optical Networking.

Introduction to SONET/SDH. SONET/SDH. Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing. The Future of SONET/SDH and DWDM. Summary.

2. Time-Division Multiplexing.

An Introduction to Time-Division Multiplexing. Analog Signal Processing. Circuit-Switched Networks. The T-Carrier. The E-Carrier. ISDN. TDM Network Elements. Summary.

3. Fiber-Optic Technologies.

A Brief History of Fiber-Optic Communications. Fiber-Optic Applications. The Physics Behind Fiber Optics. Optical-Cable Construction. Propagation Modes. Fiber-Optic Characteristics. Fiber Types. Fiber-Optic Cable Termination. Splicing. Physical-Design Considerations. Fiber-Optic Communications System. Fiber Span Analysis. Summary.

4. Wavelength-Division Multiplexing.

The Need for Wavelength-Division Multiplexing. Coarse Wavelength-Division Multiplexing. Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing. The ITU Grid. Wavelength-Division Multiplexing Systems. Periodic Filters, Frequency Slicers, and Interleavers. WDM Characteristics and Impairments to Transmission. Dispersion and Compensation in WDM. Summary.

5. SONET Architectures.

SONET Integration of TDM Signals. SONET Electrical and Optical Signals. SONET Layers. SONET Framing. SONET Transport Overhead. SONET Alarms. Virtual Tributaries. SONET Multiplexing. SONET Network Elements. SONET Topologies. SONET Protection Architectures. SONET Ring Architectures. SONET Network Management. Summary.

6. SDH Architectures.

SDH Integration of TDM Signals. SDH Layers. SDH Multiplexing. SDH Framing. SDH Transport Overhead. SDH Alarms. SDH Higher-Level Framing. SDH Network Elements. SDH Topologies. SDH Protection Architectures. SDH Ring Architectures. SDH Network Management. Summary.

7. Packet Ring Technologies.

Ethernet Services. Ethernet over SONET/SDH. Shared Packet Ring. Resilient Packet Ring. Summary.

8. Multiservice SONET and SDH Platforms.

Next-Generation SONET and SDH Platforms. Cisco Transport Controller (CTC). Cisco Transport Manager (CTM). Summary.

9. Provisioning the Multiservice SONET MSPP.

Provisioning the SONET MSPP. Initial Provisioning Tasks. Provisioning of Protection Groups. ONS 15454 Timing. Node Inventory. IP Networking of ONS Nodes for OAM&P. UPSR Configuration. BLSR Configuration. Subtending Ring Configuration. Linear ADM Configurations. Pat-Protected Mesh Networking (PPMN). Circuit Provisioning. Summary.

10. Provisioning the Multiservice SDH MSPP.

Provisioning the SDH MSPP. Initial Provisioning Tasks. Provisioning of Protection Groups. ONS 15454 Timing for SDH. Node Inventory. IP Networking of ONS 15454 SDH Nodes for OAM&P. SNCP Configuration. MS-SPRing Configuration. Subtending Ring Configurations. Linear ADM Configurations. Extended SNCP Mesh Networks. SDH Circuit Provisioning. Summary.

11. Ethernet, IP, and RPR over SONET and SDH.

Ethernet and IP Services over SONET/SDH. G-Series Provisioning of Ethernet over SONET. E-Series Provisioning of Ethernet over SONET. G-Series Provisioning of Ethernet over SDH. E-Series Provisioning of Ethernet over SDH. ML-Series Provisioning of Ethernet, IP, and RPR over SONET/SDH. Summary.

12. Optical Network Case Studies.

Network Design Strategies. Case Study: Multiservice Metro Optical SONET/SDH Network. Case Study: SAN Services. Summary.

Appendix A: ML-Series Command Reference.

ML-Series Commands. Cisco IOS Commands Not Supported on the ML-Series Cards.

Appendix B: References.



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