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Optical Communication & Networking
Course manager: Ajmal Muhammad
Suggested credits: 6 hp
Examiner: Robert Forchheimer
Preliminary starting date: 17th Feb 2014.
The seminars will take place at 13:15 in Algorithm.
Lecture 1: Introduction to Optical Networks
(17th Feb.) Transmission basics (i.e., windows, capacities, fiber losses,
nonlinear optical effects), evolution of lightwave/optical systems, WDM grids,
lightwave/optical system components, transparency and all-optical networks
Slides for Lec.1.
Chapter 1 of Optical Networks: A Pratical Perspective, 3rd Edition with ISBN 9780123740922
Lecture 2: Optical Components
(24th Feb.) Couplers, Isolators, Circulators, filters, multiplexers,
demultiplexers, switches, wavelength converters, how to build network elements
such as cross-connect from these components Slides for Lec.
Chapter 3 of Optical Networks: A Pratical Perspective, 3rd Edition with ISBN 9780123740922
Lecture 3: Lightwave/Optical Systems
(4th Mar.) Optical network hierarchy, multichannel system (WDM), optical
amplifier techniques, modulation and demodulation Slides for Lec.
Topics from chapters 3,4,11 of Optical Networks: A Pratical Perspective, 3rd Edition with ISBN 9780123740922
Lecture 4: WDM Network Design and Operation
(18th Mar.) Key terminology in WDM optical networks, categorizations of WDM
networks, static routing and wavelength assignment (RWA) problem, dynamic RWA
problem, traffic grooming Slides for Lec. 4.
Chapter 8 of Optical Networks: A Pratical Perspective, 3rd Edition with ISBN 9780123740922
Lecture 5: Optimization Methods and Heuristic Strategies
(24th Mar.) Introduction to optimization and intractable problems, linear programming, heuristic and metaheuristic algorithms Slides for Lec. 5.
Lecture 6: Network Survivability and Robustness
(1st Apr.) Protection techniques classification, physical layer attacks in optical networks Slides for Lec. 6.
Lecture 7: Energy-Efficiency in Optical Networks
(07th Apr.) Introduction to energy issue, network devices’s power profile, approaches to low energy networking Slides for Lec. 7.
Lecture 8: Physical Layer Impairments in Optical Networks
(22nd Apr.) Physical layer impairments (PLIs) classification, signal quality estimation, PLIs aware RWA Slides for Lec. 8.
Lecture 9: Elastic/Flexible Optical Networks
(29th Apr.) Elastic optical networking, flexible optical nodes, routing and spectrum assignment problem Slides for Lec. 9.
Lecture 10: New Trends in Optical Networks
(6th May) Capacity trends and networks limitations, multiplexing techniques, multilevel modulation techniques, space division multiplexing Slides for Lec. 10.
- Optical Networks: A Practical Perspective, 3rd Edition with ISBN 9780123740922
- Optical WDM Networks by Biswanath Mukherjee with ISBN 9780387291888
- Passive optical networks PDF
- Traffic grooming PDF
- Physical layer attacks in transparent optical networks PDF
- Energy efficiency and green networking PDF, PDF
- Review of dynamic impairment-aware routing and wavelength assignment techniques PDF
- Elastic optical networking PDF
- Flexible architectures for optical transport nodes and networks PDF
- Long-reach optical access networks PDF
- Capacity trends and limits of optical communication networks PDF