Optical Networks: Background and Modeling

  • Lacra Pavel
Part of the Static & Dynamic Game Theory: Foundations & Applications book series (SDGTFA)


This chapter provides an overview of basic background on transmission in optical networks and on general topologies to be studied. Most of the material is adapted from Agrawal (Fiber-optic Communication Systems, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York, 2002) and Ramaswami and Sivarajan (Optical Networks: A Practical Perspective, 2nd edn., Academic Press, San Diego, 2002), and the reader is referred to these references for more in-depth material. The concepts of OSNR and link power capacity constraint in optical networks are introduced as a preface to the remaining chapters.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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