Fiber-Optic Transmission Networks

Efficient Design and Dynamic Operation

  • Stephan Pachnicke

Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Stephan Pachnicke
    Pages 1-7
  3. Optical Network Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Stephan Pachnicke
      Pages 11-29
    3. Stephan Pachnicke
      Pages 31-54
  4. Optical Network Operation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Stephan Pachnicke
      Pages 147-151
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 153-163

About this book


Next generation optical communication systems will have to transport a significantly increased data volume at a reduced cost per transmitted bit. To achieve these ambitious goals optimum design is crucial in combination with dynamic adaptation to actual traffic demands and improved energy efficiency.

In the first part of the book the author elaborates on the design of optical transmission systems. Several methods for efficient numerical simulation are presented ranging from meta-model based optimization to parallelization techniques for solving the nonlinear Schrödinger equation. Furthermore, fast analytical and semi-analytical models are described to estimate the various degradation effects occurring on the transmission line.

In the second part of the book operational aspects of optical networks are investigated. Physical layer impairment-aware routing and regenerator placement are studied. Finally, it is analyzed how the energy efficiency of a multi-layer optical core network can be increased by dynamic adaptation to traffic patterns changing in the course of the day.



analytical modelling nonlinear Schrödinger equation optical network operation optical networks optical transmission system design optimization algorithms regenerator placement routing and wavelength assignment split-step Fourier method

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephan Pachnicke
    • 1
  1. 1., Lehrstuhl für HochfrequenztechnikTechnische Universität DortmundDortmundGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-21054-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-21055-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4862
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