DIMACS - Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science
Volume: 46; 1998; 249 pp; Hardcover
MSC: Primary 03; 90; 68;
Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-1004-0
Product Code: DIMACS/46
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Multichannel Optical Networks: Theory and PracticeShare this page
Edited by Peng-Jun Wan; Ding-Zhu Du; Panos M. Pardalos
A co-publication of the AMS and DIMACS
Time division multiplexing (TDM) has been the fundamental basis for adding
capacity to digital telecommunications networks for decades. However, within
the past two years, wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) has been emerging as
an important and widely deployed complement to TDM. Sales of systems based on
the new technology have risen at breathtaking speed. The driving force behind
this sales explosion was the unexpected rapid exhaustion of long distance fiber
network capacity. This fiber exhaust, combined with favorable economics for
WDM, led to the use of this technology over other alternatives.
The WDM deployment raises fundamental and challenging problems that require novel and innovative solutions. This volume presents papers from an interdisciplinary workshop held at DIMACS on multichannel optical networks. Leading computer science theorists and practitioners discussed admissions control, routing and channel assignment, multicasting and protection, and fault-tolerance. The book features application of theoretical and/or algorithmical results to practical problems and addresses the influence of practical problems to theoretical/algorithmic studies. The volume can serve as a text for an advanced course in computer science, networking, and operations research.
Co-published with the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science beginning with Volume 8. Volumes 1–7 were co-published with the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM).
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Multichannel Optical Networks: Theory and Practice
Graduate students, researchers, and engineers working in telecommunications, computer science, mathematics, engineering, and operations research.