List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. Acknowledgments. Foreword. 1. Introduction. 2. Optical Network Devices. Part I: LAN/MAN Architectures. 3. Optimizing Amplifier Placements: The Equally-Powered Case. 4. Optimizing Amplifier Placements: The Unequally-Powered Case. Part II: WAN Architectures. 5. Wavelength Conversion. 6. Impact of Transmission Impairments. 7. Conclusions. Appendices: Switch Model. EDFA Model. References. Index.
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`The field of optical WDM networks has experienced widespread attention and growth in recent years. This book, I believe, will be a welcome addition to the literature focusing on this exciting technology!' From the Foreword by Professor Biswanath Mukherjee, University of California