Towards Digital Optical Networks [electronic resource] : COST Action 291 Final Report / edited by Ioannis Tomkos, Maria Spyropoulou, Karin Ennser, Martin Köhn, Branko Mikac.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 5412Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2009Description: XX, 367 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783642015243Subject(s): Computer science | Computer Communication Networks | Information Systems | Physical optics | Computer Science | Computer Communication Networks | Management of Computing and Information Systems | Applied Optics, Optoelectronics, Optical DevicesAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 004.6 LOC classification: TK5105.5-5105.9Online resources: Click here to access online
I -- Novel Transponder Interfaces: Novel Modulation Formats -- Electronic Channel Equalization Techniques -- Optical Signal Processing Techniques for Signal Regeneration and Digital Logic -- Evolution of Optical Access Networks -- Novel Switch Architectures -- II -- Cross-Layer Optimization Issues for Realizing Transparent Mesh Optical Networks -- Performance Issues in Optical Burst/Packet Switching -- Multi-layer Traffic Engineering (MTE) in Grooming Enabled ASON/GMPLS Networks -- Network Resilience in Future Optical Networks -- Optical Storage Area Networks -- III -- Software Tools and Methods for Modelling Physical Layer Issues -- Software Tools and Methods for Research and Education in Optical Networks.
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