Optical Networking: Principles and Challenges.- Enabling Technologies: Building Blocks.- Local, Access, and Metro Networks.- Single-Hop Networks.- Multihop Networks.- Optical Access Networks.- Optical Metro Networks.- Wavelength-Routed (Wide-Area) Optical Networks.- Routing and Wavelength Assignment.- Elements of Virtual-Topology Design.- Advanced Topics in Virtual-Topology Optimization.- Wavelength Conversion.- Survivable WDM Networks.- Light-Tree: Optical Multicasting.- Traffic Grooming.- Advanced Topics in Traffic Grooming.- All-Optical Impairment-Aware Routing.- Network Control and Management.- Optical Packet Switching (OPS).- Optical Burst Switching (OBS).
From the reviews: "The book would serve as a good reference for researchers in the area, as it is well researched, and provides a good starting point for many topics in optical networks. The author includes numerous citations throughout the book … . In addition, several comparative studies and simulations augment the material presented. … It is a good reference for researchers and a good starting point for PhD students in the area. This work is a timely publication in an ever-changing field." (Imad H. Elhajj, Computing Reviews, July, 2006)