Multi-Wavelength Optical Networks

  • Idelfonso Tafur Monroy
  • Eduward Tangdiongga
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 678)


This chapter is intended as an introduction to optical networking. Firstly, we analyze the functionality of each of the nodes comprising an all-optical network. The evolution path from present WDM networks towards optical cross-connected networks is also discussed. Secondly, we describe several performance limiting factors in all-optical networks, including optical crosstalk. At this point we have introduced the general context of this book. Finally, a list of suggested literature is also given for the reader who may want a deeper treatment of optical networking.


Optical Network Wavelength Division Multiplex Stimulate Raman Scattering Semiconductor Optical Amplifier Wavelength Conversion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Idelfonso Tafur Monroy
    • 1
  • Eduward Tangdiongga
    • 1
  1. 1.COBRA InstituteEindhoven University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

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