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Optical Network Control: Architecture, Protocols, and Standards by Debanjan Saha, Bala Rajagopalan, Greg Bernstein

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Chapter One. Technology Overview

1.1 INTRODUCTION

1.2 OPTICAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS

1.2.1 Overview

1.2.2 Attenuation

1.2.3 Dispersion

1.2.4 Nonlinear Effects

1.2.5 Optical Fiber

1.2.6 Optical Transmitter and Receivers

1.2.7 Regenerators, Repeaters, and Optical Amplifiers

1.2.8 Characterizing Optical Signals and Performance

1.2.9 DWDM Systems

1.3 MULTIPLEXING, GROOMING, AND SWITCHING

1.3.1 Digital Cross-Connects and Add/Drop Multiplexers

1.3.2 OOO Switch Fabrics

1.3.2.1 Opto-Mechanical

1.3.2.2 Electro-Optic Switches

1.3.2.3 Acousto-Optic Switches

1.3.2.4 Thermo-Optic Switches

1.3.2.5 Magneto-Optic Switches

1.3.2.6 Liquid Crystal Optical Switches

1.4 SUMMARY

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