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:

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

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Author Biography

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.