Optical Transmission and Networks for Next Generation Internet Traffic Highways

Optical Transmission and Networks for Next Generation Internet Traffic Highways

Fouad Mohammed Abbou (Al Akhawayn University, Morocco) and Hiew Chee Choong (Kasatria, Malaysia)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: October, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 353
ISBN13: 9781466665750|ISBN10: 1466665750|EISBN13: 9781466665767|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6575-0


Data services, especially those involving multimedia applications, can often be bandwidth intensive and accessed simultaneously by a large number of users. As such, efforts are being made to replace conventional network infrastructure, based on copper lines and coaxial cables, with fiber optic networks for improved performance.

Optical Transmission and Networks for Next Generation Internet Traffic Highways provides a broader perspective of the parameters involved in the transmission of optical signals using optical soliton systems, OCDM-WDM, SCM-WDM and OTDM-WDM. This timely publication is ideal for use by technical managers, graduate students, engineers and technicians involved in the fiber-optics industry, and scientists working in the field of optical communications.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Amplified Spontaneous Emission (ASE)
  • Cross-Phase Modulation (XPM)
  • Group Velocity Dispersion
  • Optical Transmission Systems
  • Performance Estimation
  • Self-Phase Modulation (SPM)
  • Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (WDM)

Reviews and Testimonials

Electrical engineers Abbou and Choong evaluate the performance of optical fiber communication systems, focusing specifically on physical effects within the optical fiber that impose obstacles to transmission performance. They look in detail at important effects that largely determine the limiting factors of present-day long-distance optical communications systems. Their topics include a physical layer perspective on optical transport networks, the phase encoded optical code division multiplexing access system, optical time domain multiplexing-wavelength division multiplexing (OTDM-WDM) system components modeling, optimizing parameters for optimal performance, and network performance analysis with nonlinear effects.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

This book offers excellent and comprehensive hands-on guidance in optical fiber transmission and networks for graduate students, engineers, and technical managers involved in optical fiber transmissions. I highly recommend this book; it is well-written, readable, and exceptionally exciting in the world of optical transmission and optical networking. It covers a wide range of topics, from the physics of the optical fiber to the aspects of high speed optical transmission and networking.

– Dr. Farid Abdi, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Abbou Fouad Mohammed received his “Ingenieur” Degree in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands in 1995. He obtained his PhD degree from the Faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University (MMU), Malaysia in 2001. From April 1997 to April 2001, he was working with the Faculty of Engineering at MMU, Malaysia. In 2001, he joined Alcatel-Lucent as Multimedia Advisor and MMU as a Professor to support teaching and research activities in the area of photonics and telecommunication networks. In November 2008, he joined Al-Madinah International University (MEDIU) as Vice President for Research and Development and Dean of Postgraduate Studies. His research interests include optical transmission systems, optical networks, security in all-optical networks, and grid integration of renewable energy systems. He has authored/co-authored more than 90 papers in international journals and conferences. Dr. Fouad is a member of the Institution of Engineers, The Netherlands, Member of IEEE and IET, and he is currently a Full Professor in the School of Science and Engineering at Al-Akhawayn University, Morocco.
Hiew Chee Choong obtained his bachelor degree and his Master’s of Engineering Science degree in Electronic Engineering majoring in Telecommunications from Multimedia University (MMU) in 2003 and 2006, respectively. From 2003 to 2005, he was a research officer at the Center for photonics research, innovation, and application, MMU. He joined Kasatria MSC Sdn Bhd in 2005 as a Lead Developer and became Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in 2010.