DWDM (dense-wavelength division multiplexing) is a method of providing increased broadband information delivery through existing fiber-optic systems. DWDM and optical networks will form the future backbone of worldwide communications as they allow data transmission at terabits per second, a speed that until recently was hardly conceivable. The book gives individuals a clear and comprehensible introduction to DWDM and its use in the coming generation of optical networks.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Basis of DWDM. Wavelength Plan. System Applications. ITU Standards. Optical Basics. Introduction. Basic Optical Principals. Attenuation. Dispersion. Polarization Mode Dispersion. Nonlineaar Effects. Summary of Effects. Optical Components. Detailed Structure of a DWDM Line. Couplers, Isolators and Circulators. Filters and Gratings. Optical Multiplexer and Demultiplexer. Optical Amplifiers. Optical Fibers. Dispersion Compensation. PMD Compensation. Photodectors. Connectors. Optical Switching Units. Planning. Introduction. Planning Aspects. Summary. Measurements. Introduction. Measurement Techniques. Optical Transmission Hierarchy. Introduction. Structure of the OTH. Optical Networks. Introduction. Access Networks. Metropolitan Network. Core Networks. Abbreviations and Glossary. Literature. Index.