Optical Transmission Network

Course Description

Topology, transmission and cross-connect in optical transmission network. Transmission limitations: linear and non-linear propagation. Network protection and restoration in the case of failures. Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) and photonic components. Function and structure of optical cross-connect and add+amp;drop multiplexer. Optimal wavelength assignment and routing. Network availability analysis. Optical circuit, burst and packet switching. Control plane.

Study Programmes

Postgraduate doctoral study programme


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ID 154843
  Summer semester