By Martin Maier
Optical Switching Networks describes all of the significant switching paradigms built for contemporary optical networks, discussing their operation, benefits, negative aspects and implementation. Following a assessment of the evolution of optical WDM networks, an summary of the longer term traits out. the newest advancements in optical entry, neighborhood, metropolitan, and vast quarter networks are lined, together with specified technical descriptions of generalized multiprotocol label switching, waveband switching, photonic slot routing, optical circulation, burst and packet switching. The convergence of optical and instant entry networks can also be mentioned, as are the IEEE 802.17 Resilient Packet Ring and IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet passive optical community criteria and their WDM upgraded derivatives. The feasibility, demanding situations and strength of next-generation optical networks are defined in a survey of cutting-edge optical networking testbeds. Animations exhibiting how the most important optical switching recommendations paintings can be found through the net, as are lecture slides.