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Optical Networking Textbook
  • Simmons, J.M., Second Edition of Optical Network Design and Planning, Springer, 2014. (Book Info)
  • General Optical Networking

  • Simmons, J.M., "Technology and Architectural Approaches to Address Continued Explosive Growth in Network Traffic," Invited Presentation, International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2017), January 28, 2017, Santa Clara, CA. Download Presentation
  • Simmons, J.M., "The Future of Optical Networking: Challenges, Pitfalls, and Common Sense," Keynote Presentation, 20th International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling (ONDM 2016), May 12, 2016, Cartagena, Spain. Download Presentation
  • Saleh, A.A.M and Simmons, J. M., "All-Optical Networking - Evolution, Benefits, Challenges, and Future Vision," Invited Paper, Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 100, No. 5, May 2012, pp. 1105-1117. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Saleh, A.A.M and Simmons, J. M., "Technology and Architecture to Enable the Explosive Growth of the Internet," Communications Magazine, Vol. 49, No. 1, Jan. 2011, pp. 126-132. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
    Related Presentation by A.A.M. Saleh, "Dynamic Optical Networking to Enable Scalability of the Future Internet," OFC/NFOEC, 2008. (Presentation)
  • Berthold, J., Saleh, A.A.M., Blair, L., and Simmons, J.M., "Optical Networking: Past, Present, and Future," Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 26, No. 9, May 1, 2008, pp. 1104 - 1118. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Simmons, J.M., "Network Design in Realistic All-Optical Backbone Networks," Communications Magazine, Vol. 44, No. 11, Nov. 2006, pp. 88 - 94. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Simmons, J.M., "On Determining the Optimal Optical Reach for a Long-Haul Network," Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 23, No. 3, March 2005, pp. 1039 - 1048. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Simmons, J.M., Saleh, A.A.M., and Benmohamed, L., "Extending Generalized Multi Protocol Label Switching to Configurable All-Optical Networks," NFOEC'01, Baltimore, MD, July 8-12, 2001. This introduces the concept of pre-lit subconnections that can be stitched together for rapid restoration or dynamic service setup, without producing optical transients. (PDF)
  • Core Network Architecture

  • Telcordia and AT&T CORONET Team, and Simmons, J. M., "Architectures and Protocols for Capacity Efficient, Highly Dynamic and Highly Resilient Core Networks," Invited Paper, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 2012, pp. 1-14. (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Saleh, A.A.M. and Simmons, J.M., "Evolution Toward the Next-Generation Core Optical Network," Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 24, No. 9, Sept. 2006, pp. 3303 - 3321. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Simmons, J.M., "Economic and Architectural Benefits of Hierarchical Backbone Networks," Invited Paper, LEOS Summer Topicals, Turnberry Isle Resort, Florida, July 24-28, 2000. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Access Network Architecture

  • Saleh, A.A.M. and Simmons, J.M., "Architectural Principles of Optical Regional and Metropolitan Access Networks," Journal of Lightwave Technology, Invited Paper, Vol. 17, No. 12, Dec. 1999, pp. 2431 - 2448. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • ONRAMP Consortium, "The NGI ONRAMP test bed: Regional Access WDM technology for the Next Generation Internet," LEOS'99 12th Annual Meeting, Invited Paper, November 1999. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Simmons, J.M., et al., "Optical Regional Access Network (ORAN) Project," Invited Paper, OFC'99, San Diego, CA, Feb. 21-26, 1999, Paper WK1. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Simmons, J.M., "Architectural Advantages of WDM Technology in Access Networks," LEOS'98, 11th Annual Meeting, Invited Paper, Orlando, FL, Dec. 1-4, 1998, Vol. 2, pp. 232 - 233. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Optical-Switch Architecture

  • Simmons, J.M., "A Closer Look at ROADM Contention," Communications Magazine, Vol. 55, No. 2, February 2017, pp. 160-166. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Simmons, J.M. and Saleh, A.A.M, "Wavelength-Selective CDC ROADM Designs Using Reduced-Sized Optical Cross-Connects," Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 27, No. 20, October 15, 2015, pp. 2174-2177. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Simmons, J. M. and Saleh, A.A.M., "Analysis of Internal ROADM Protection," IEEE 36th Sarnoff Symposium, September 20-22, 2015, Newark, NJ. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Lin, L., Goldstein, E., Simmons, J.M., Tkach, R., "High-Density Micromachined Polygon Optical Crossconnects Exploiting Network Connection Symmetry", Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 10, No. 10, Oct. 1998, pp. 1425 - 1427. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Simmons, J. M., Saleh, A.A.M., Goldstein, E., Lin, L., "Optical Crossconnects of Reduced Complexity for WDM Networks with Bidirectional Symmetry," Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 10, No. 6, June 1998, pp. 819 - 821. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Goldstein, E., Lin, L., Simmons, J.M., Tkach, R., "Connection-Symmetric Micromachined Polygon Optical Crossconnects for WDM Lightwave Networks", Trends in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 20, 1998. (PDF)
  • Lin, L., Goldstein, E., Simmons, J.M., Tkach, R., "High-Density Connection-Symmetric Free-Space Micromachined Polygon Optical Crossconnects with Low Loss for WDM Networks", OFC'98, San Jose, CA, Feb. 22-27, 1998, Paper PD-24. (PDF)
  • Protection and Restoration

  • Simmons, J. M., "Catastrophic Failures in a Backbone Network," Communications Letters, Vol. 16, No. 8, August 2012, pp. 1328-1331. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Simmons, J.M., "Nodal Architectures for Shared Mesh Restoration of IP and Wavelength Services," Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 21, No. 22, November 15, 2009, pp. 1677-1679. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Simmons, J.M. and Saleh, A.A.M., "Reliable Networks Based on General Passive Routing Devices," Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 27, No. 15, August 1, 2009, pp. 2941-2948. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Simmons, J.M., "Survivable Passive Optical Networks Based on Arrayed Waveguide Grating Architectures," Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 25, No. 12, Dec. 2007, pp. 3658 - 3668. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Simmons, J.M., "Cost vs. Capacity Tradeoff with Shared Mesh Protection in Optical-Bypass-Enabled Backbone Networks," OFC/NFOEC'2007, Anaheim, CA, March 25-29, 2007, Paper NThC2. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Simmons, J.M., "Hierarchical Restoration in a Backbone Network," OFC'99, San Diego, CA, Feb. 21-26, 1999, Paper TuL2. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Optical Bypass and Traffic Grooming

  • Simmons, J.M. and Saleh, A.A.M, "The Value of Optical Bypass in Reducing Router Size in Gigabit Networks," ICC'99, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 6-10, 1999, Vol. 1, pp. 591 - 596. This paper quantifies the benefits of optical bypass in an IP-over-WDM architecture. It extends the Supernode concept to mesh networks. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Simmons, J.M., Goldstein, E.L., Saleh, A.A.M., "Quantifying the Benefit of Wavelength-Add/Drop in WDM Rings with Distance-Independent and Dependent Traffic," Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 17, No. 1, Jan. 1999, pp. 48 - 57. This expands on our earlier paper that quantified the benefits of grooming traffic in order to optimize optical bypass and reduce the amount of required electronic terminating equipment. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Simmons, J. M. and Saleh, A.A.M., "Quantifying the Value of Wavelength-Add/Drop in WDM Rings," Trends in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 20, 1998. (PDF)
  • Simmons, J. M., Goldstein, E.L., Saleh, A.A.M., "On The Value of Wavelength-Add/Drop in WDM Rings With Uniform Traffic," Invited Paper, OFC'98, San Jose, CA, Feb. 22-27, 1998, Paper ThU3. This is the first published paper that quantifies the benefits of grooming traffic in order to optimize optical bypass and reduce the amount of required electronic terminating equipment. It introduces the Supernode concept, which is analogous to two-level hierarchical grooming. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Routing and Wavelength Assignment

  • Simmons, J. M., "Diversity Requirements for Selecting Candidate Paths for Alternative-Path Routing," OFC/NFOEC 2010, San Diego, CA, March 21-25, 2010, Paper NThA4. (Paper) (Presentation) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Simmons, J.M., "Analysis of Wavelength Conversion in All-Optical Express Backbone Networks," OFC'02, Anaheim, CA, March 17-22, 2002, Paper TuG2. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Transponder Architecture

  • Simmons, J.M. and Saleh, A.A.M., "Network Agility Through Flexible Transponders," Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 19, No. 5, March 1, 2007, pp. 309 - 311. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Effective Bandwidth

  • Simmons, J. M., "Analysis of Rate Assignments in a Rate-Based Flow Control Scheme," MS Thesis, MIT, Feb. 1990. This is some of the earliest work performed on the theory of effective bandwidth. (PDF)
  • Error Detection and Restransmission Schemes

  • Simmons, J. M., "Proof of Correctness of ATM Retransmission Scheme," Computer Networks and ISDN Systems, Vol. 29, Jan. 1997, pp. 181-194. (PDF)
  • Simmons, J. M., "A Strategy for Designing Error Detection Schemes for General Data Networks," IEEE Network, Vol. 8, No. 4, July-Aug. 1994, pp. 41 - 48. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)
  • Simmons, J. M. and Gallager, R. G., "Design of Error Detection Scheme for Class C Service in ATM," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 2, No. 1, Feb. 1994, pp. 80 - 88. (PDF) (IEEEXplore Link)