ECS 259: Optical Networks

ECS 259
Optical Networks
Effective Term
2016 Fall Quarter
Learning Activities
Lecture - 3.0 hours
Independent Study - 1.0 hours
Optical networks. Enabling technologies. Multiplexing techniques. WDM. Broadcast networks. Wavelength-routed networks. Network architectures. Protocols. Network algorithms. Device-network interface. Optimization problems.
ECS 252
Enrollment Restrictions
Pass One and Pass Two open to Graduate Students in Computer Science only.

Summary of Course Content
Part I: Introduction
1. Optical Communication Networks: Principles and Challenges
2. Enabling Technologies

Part II: Broadcast (Local) Networks
1. Single-Hop Networks
2. Single-Hop Case-Study: IBM RAINBOW Protocol
3. Multihop Networks
4. Multihop Case Study: GEMNET
5. Channel-Sharing and Multicasting

Part III: Switched (Wavelength-Routed) Networks
1. Elements of Virtual Topology Design
2. Virtual Topology: LP, Cost, Reconfiguration
3. Routing and Wavelength Assignment (RWA)
4. Wavelength Conversion
5. Wavelength-Routed Networks: Case Studies and Prototypes

Part IV: Potpourri
1. Multi-Wavelength Ring Networks
2. All-Optical Cycle Elimination
3. Optimizing Amplifier Placements in an Optical LAN/MAN
4. Optical TDM Networks

Illustrative Reading

B. Mukherjee, Optical Communication Networks, McGraw-Hill, 1997


Selected papers from the recent literature

Potential Course Overlap
ECS 259 is an advanced graduate course in optical networking. Hence, it does not overlap with any course per se.

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