Fault Detectability in DWDM: Towards Higher Signal Qualty and System Relability

Enhance your understanding of the failure mechanisms of optical components, and draft fault detection guidelines to design a robust Dense Wavelength Digital Multiplexing (DWDM) system and network that exhibits and maintains optical signal quality and system reliability. This valuable reference builds on Dr. Kartalopoulos seminal book on the subject, Introduction to DWDM Technology: Data in a Rainbow, providing an analytical approach to degradations and photonic faults that affect the quality of the multiwavelength transmission of optical signals. Organized in six chapters, FAULT DETECTABILITY IN DWDM includes detailed descriptions of the properties of light and optical communications, optical components, interaction of wavelengths and faults affecting the quality of the optical signal and the system, correlation of faults, aspects of fault management, and current issues in DWDM. This comprehensive book directs practicing electrical engineers, optical systems designers, optical network architects, fault management engineers, technical managers, optical systems technical marketing and optical communications students on how to use DWDM technology efficiently, effectively and reliably. About the Author Dr. Stamatios Kartalopoulos research interests and expertise include DWDM, IP, SONET/SDH, ATM over SONET/SDH, digital cross-connects, local area networks, transmission and access systems, ultrafast pattern recognition, access and enterprise systems, local area networks, satellite systems, high-efficiency scalable protocols, intelligent signal processing, neural networks and fuzzy logic, control architectures, real-time multitasking, and complex VLSI design. He has led and managed teams in these areas. He holds several patents, seven of which (and seven pending) are in communications and optical communications systems. Dr. Kartalopoulos currently works in the Advanced Optical Networking Center of Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs Innovations. For his accomplishments, he has received the Presidents Award, the Award of Excellence, and numerous certificates of appreciation. He is also a distinguished lecturer and a speaker recognized internationally. Dr. Kartalopoulos is the author of Introduction to DWDM Technology: Data in a Rainbow (IEEE Press, 2000), Understanding SONET/SDH and ATM (IEEE Press, 1999), and Understanding Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic (IEEE Press, 1996) and has contributed chapters to other books. Sponsored by: 0-7803-6044-3