New Book Announcement for 2014
Second Edition of Optical Network Design and Planning
by Jane M. Simmons, Monarch Network Architects
Optical Network Design and Planning takes a pragmatic approach to deploying state-of-the-art optical
networking equipment in backbone, regional, and metro-core networks, while also covering recent research results.
Algorithms and methodologies related to routing, regeneration, wavelength assignment, sub-rate traffic grooming,
and protection are presented, with an emphasis on optical-bypass-enabled (or all-optical) networks.
The second edition includes coverage of:
- Dynamic optical networking
- Multi-domain networks
- Flex-grid, gridless, and elastic optical networks
- New physical-layer technology (e.g., coherent detection) and its impact on network design
- ROADM architectures and features, including the colorless, directionless, contentionless, and gridless properties
- Algorithms for cloud computing
- Software-Defined Networking
- Energy efficiency
Numerous case studies are presented using three reference networks (the topology files for the networks
can be found here, for further studies by the reader). The code for some of the routing algorithms is provided.
Approximately 150 exercises and suggestions for further research have been added in the second edition,
making the book suitable as the primary text for a graduate-level course.
Number of Pages: 516, Number of Figures: 175, ISBN-10: 3319052268, ISBN-13: 978-3319052267
- Academic Community
The book is useful to: teach optical networking from both a practical and research-oriented perspective,
find relevant research topics in the field of optical networking, ensure that research addresses the future needs of industry,
and learn about the topologies of actual carrier networks.
- Graduate Students and Post-Docs
- Optical System Vendors
The book is useful to: develop an efficient suite of algorithms customized for the vendorís product set, learn
about how the vendorís products are actually used in a carrier network,
learn about the economics of optical networking to assist in pricing the equipment,
determine desirable features for the next generation of equipment, and assess competing technologies.
- Algorithm Design
- Systems Engineering
- Product Management
- Marketing and Competitive Analysis
- Telecommunications Carriers
The book is useful to: design state-of-the-art optical networks, learn key criteria for comparing optical technologies,
plan the evolution of the carrierís network, learn potential challenges that may be encountered when deploying
new optical technology.
- Network Architecture
- Network Planning
- System Test and Evaluation
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Jane M. Simmons has been involved in the research and development of optical networks for 20 years. She founded Monarch Network Architects, which provides optical network architectural services and design tools. From 1999 to 2002, she was the Executive Engineer of Network Architecture and later the Chief Network Architect of Corvis Corp., the first company to commercialize all-optical networking equipment. Through pioneering algorithmic and architectural optimizations, she played a significant role in the adoption of all-optical networking in telecommunications networks. Prior to Corvis, Dr. Simmons worked at Bell Labs/AT&T Labs Research, where she conducted research on backbone, regional, and broadband access networks. She received a B.S., Summa Cum Laude, from Princeton University, and S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT, all in Electrical Engineering. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi honor societies, and is a Fellow of the IEEE. She is the author of the textbook Optical Network Design and Planning, now in its second edition.