WDM Technologies: Optical Networks

Edited by

  • Achyut Dutta, Fujitsu Compound Semiconductor, Inc., San Jose, California
  • Niloy Dutta, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA
  • Masahiko Fujiwara, NEC Corporation, Tsukuba, Japan

Internet information (which is doubling every six months) travels through optical fibers. Today, optical fibers are being installed where a single fiber has the ability to carry information as much as 200 times faster than was possible just five years ago. This revolutionary capability is being achieved with technology known as wavelength division multiplexing WDM). WDM technology relies on the fact that optical fibers can carry many wavelengths of light simultaneously without interaction between each wavelength. Thus, a single fiber can carry many separate wavelength signals or channels simultaneously.The communications industry is at the onset of new expansion of WDM technology necessary to meet the new demand for bandwidth. This book deals with the Networks facet of this field (present and future).
View full description


grad students and researchers working in optical communications, opto-electronics, computing engineering.


Book information

  • Published: August 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-225263-1

Table of Contents

1. Optical Path Crossconnect2. Photonic ATM Switch/IP Router3. Submarine Networks4. Broadcast Center Network5. WDM Routed Network6. WDM Networks: Extended Network Management7. WDM Computer Networks8. WDM Networks: Metro/Access Application9. OADM and its Scalability in WDM Network