Metropolitan Area WDM Networks

An AWG Based Approach

  • Martin┬áMaier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Martin Maier
      Pages 3-21
  3. Metro WDM Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Martin Maier
      Pages 25-52
    3. Martin Maier
      Pages 53-76
  4. AWG Based Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Martin Maier
      Pages 79-111
    3. Martin Maier
      Pages 113-135
    4. Martin Maier
      Pages 137-222
    5. Martin Maier
      Pages 223-238
    6. Martin Maier
      Pages 239-249
    7. Martin Maier
      Pages 251-261
    8. Martin Maier
      Pages 263-270
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 271-312

About this book


Metropolitan Area WDM Networks: An AWG Based Approach provides a comprehensive and technically detailed overview of the latest metropolitan area WDM network experimental systems, architectures, and access protocols. Its main focus is on the novel star WDM networks based on a wavelength-selective Arrayed-Waveguide Grating (AWG). Network researchers, engineers, professionals, and graduate students will benefit from the thorough overview and gain an in-depth understanding of current and next-generation metro WDM networks.

The AWG based metro star WDM network is discussed at length and extensively investigated by means of stochastic analyses and simulations. The book provides:
*an up-to-date overview of ring and star metro WDM networks and access protocols,
*in-depth performance comparison studies of AWG based multihop vs. single-hop WDM networks and AWG vs. Passive Star Coupler based single-hop WDM networks,
*a thorough description of the AWG based network and node architectures and access protocols,
*a novel highly-efficient approach to provide survivability for star WDM networks,
*extensive analytical results for both unicast and multicast variable-size packet traffic and bandwidth on demand,
*supplementary simulation results, including packet header trace files.


Arrayed-Waveguide Grating Dispersion Online Protection QoS Quality of Service Quality of Service (QoS) Standard Switch Switching Transmission Unicast basics

Authors and affiliations

  • Martin┬áMaier
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Telecommunication Networks GroupTechnical University BerlinGermany

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