Optical Networks


The book series in Optical Networks and Optical Communication Systems encompasses both optical communications and networks, including both theoretical and applied topics. The series describes current advances at the cutting edge of the field and is aimed especially at industry practitioners, researchers, and doctoral students. The series emphasizes the following major areas:

Area A: Physical Layer Technologies and Subsystems for Optical Transmission and Switching. Topics therein include:

*Optical fibers; Optical amplifier technology; Optical transponder modules; Optical transponder components; Fiber nonlinearities; DSP for optical transponders; FEC for optical transponders; Modulation formats; Advanced techniques for capacity scaling; Wavelength division multiplexing; Space division multiplexing; Optical node architectures; Optical switching approaches; Components for optical switching

Area B: Core Backbone Networks. Topics therein include:

*Optical core network architecture; Routing and wavelength (spectrum) assignment; Flex-grid and elastic optical networks; Resilient/survivable optical networks; Traffic grooming; Dynamic control of optical networks; Cross layer design; Optical network virtualization; Metro networks architectures; Energy efficiency in optical networks; Packet-optical network convergence; Optical packet and burst-switched networks; Cognitive techniques (e.g. AI) in optical network design; Optical network control and management; Software-defined networking 

Area C: Access Networks and other applications supporting Human Interaction. Topics therein include:

*Current TDM PON flavors and emerging/advanced PON flavors; Long-reach PON and access/metro integration; Digital optical front-haul technologies and architectures; Analog optical front-haul technologies and architectures; Optical solutions supporting advanced 5G functionalities (e.g. beamforming); Fiber-wireless convergence; Free-space optical links for terrestrial and satellite communication networks; Visible Light Communications for in-house/building networks; Optical communications for avionics and autonomous vehicles; Emerging industry standards 

Area D: Optical solutions for Datacenter Networks and High Performance Computing. Topics therein include:

Evolving requirements and trends of datacenters networks; Evolving requirements and trends of HPC; Inter-Datacenter interconnection networks; Intra-Datacenter network architectures; Photonic solutions for DCI and HPC interconnects; System aspects for optical interconnect transceivers; Optical switching for data center networks; Optics in routers/switches; On-board and on-chip optics 

The series features the following types of books:

*Intermediate to advanced level textbooks or reference books for graduate and undergraduate courses;

*Expository books that extend and unify our knowledge and understanding of particular areas;

*Handbooks and professional reference works that redefine "state-of-the-art," emphasizing expository surveys, completely new advances, and combinations thereof;

*Encyclopedias containing articles dealing with the entire range of knowledge in the field or its specialty subtopics; and

*Research monographs that make substantial contributions to new knowledge in specialty subtopics. 

For further information, please contact: Biswanath Mukherjee, Series Editor: Distinguished Professor, University of California, Davis, bmukherjee@ucdavis.edu; Ioannis Tomkos, Series Editor: Research Director, AIT, itom@ait.gr; or Mary James, Senior Editor, Springer, mary.james@springer.com.