EC2054 OPTICAL NETWORKS L T P C
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UNIT I OPTICAL SYSTEM COMPONENTS 9
Light propagation in optical fibers – Loss & bandwidth, System limitations, Non-Linear
effects; Solitons; Optical Network Components – Couplers, Isolators & Circulators,
Multiplexers & Filters, Optical Amplifiers, Switches, Wavelength Converters.
UNIT II OPTICAL NETWORK ARCHITECTURES 9
Introduction to Optical Networks; SONET / SDH, Metropoliton-Area Networks, Layered
Architecture ; Broadcast and Select Networks – Topologies for Broadcast Networks,
Media-Access Control Protocols, Testbeds for Broadcast & Select WDM; Wavelength
UNIT III WAVELENGTH ROUTING NETWORKS 9
The optical layer, Node Designs, Optical layer cost tradeoff, Routing and wavelength
assignment,Virtual topology design, Wavelength Routing Testbeds, Architectural
UNIT IV PACKET SWITCHING AND ACCESS NETWORKS 9
Photonic Packet Switching – OTDM, Multiplexing and Demultiplexing, Synchronisation,
Broadcast OTDM networks, Switch-based networks; Access Networks – Network
Architecture overview, Future Access Networks, Optical Access Network Architectures;
and OTDM networks.
UNIT V NETWORK DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT 9
Transmission System Engineering – System model, Power penalty - transmitter,
receiver, Optical amplifiers, crosstalk, dispersion; Wavelength stabilization ; Overall
design considerations; Control and Management – Network management functions,
Configuration management, Performance management, Fault management, Optical
safety, Service interface.
TOTAL= 45 PERIODS
1. Rajiv Ramaswami and Kumar N. Sivarajan, “Optical Networks : A Practical
Perspective”, Harcourt Asia Pte Ltd., Second Edition 2004.
1. C. Siva Ram Moorthy and Mohan Gurusamy, “WDM Optical Networks : Concept,
Design and Algorithms”, Prentice Hall of India, Ist Edition, 2002.2. P.E. Green, Jr., “Fiber Optic Networks”, Prentice Hall, NJ, 1993.