Book: Optical Networks and Technologies: IFIP TC6 / WG6.10 First Optical Networks & Technologies Conference (OpNeTec), October 18-20, 2004, Pisa, Italy
This book is of interest to both academic and professional researchers working in the field of optical fiber communication. The focus is on engineering networks exploiting advanced optical technologies. Originally presented at OpNeTec 2004, the chapters cover optical network systems, transmission, and amplification; theoretical aspects; system implementation; and experimental test-beds.
There has continuously been a massive growth of Internet traffic for these years despite the “bubble burst” in year 2000. As the telecom market is gradually picking up, it would be a consensus in telecom and data-com industries that the CAPEX (Capital Expenditures) to rebuild the network infrastructure to cope with this traffic growth would be imminent, while the OPEX (Operational Expenditures) has to be within a tight constraint. Therefore, the newly built -century network has to fully evolve from voice-oriented legacy networks, not only by increasing the transmission capacity of WDM links but also by introducing switching technologies in optical domain to provide full-connectivity to support a wide variety of services.