Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communication
A Practical Guide to Optical Networking, 4/ed


 by :

 Casimer DeCusatis

 Press :

 Academic Press

 Year :


 Binding :


 ISBN (13) :


 ISBN (10) :


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 Size :

 20 x 24

 Price :

 $ 99.95



Learn how to design optical networks and implement key technologies - an indispensible reference on data communication networking architectures, protocols, and applications.


 Key Features

  • Written by experts from IBM, HP, Dell, Cisco, Ciena, and Sun/ Oracle
  • Case studies and How to... demonstrations on a wide range of topics, including Optical Ethernet, next generation Internet, RDMA and Fiber Channel over Ethernet
  • Quick reference tables of all the key optical network parameters for protocols like ESCON, FICON, and SONET/ATM and a glossary of technical terms and acronyms


The 4th edition of this popular Handbook continues to provide an easy-to-use guide to the many exciting new developments in the field of optical fiber data communications. With 90% new content, this edition contains all new material describing the transformation of the modern data communications network, both within the data center and over extended distances between data centers, along with best practices for the design of highly virtualized, converged, energy efficient, secure, and flattened network infrastructures.

Key topics include networks for cloud computing, software defined networking, integrated and embedded networking appliances, and low latency networks for financial trading or other time-sensitive applications. Network architectures from the leading vendors are outlined (including Smart Analytic Solutions, Qfabric, FabricPath, and Exadata) as well as the latest revisions to industry standards for interoperable networks, including lossless Ethernet, 16G Fiber Channel, RoCE, FCoE, TRILL, IEEE 802.1Qbg, and more.


Optical fiber communication network engineers and designers; R&D engineers; optical equipment developers






Chapter 1 - Transforming the Data Center Network


Chapter 2 - Transceivers, Packaging, and Photonic Integration


Chapter 3 - Plastic Optical Fiber


Chapter 4 - Optical Link Budgets and Design Rules
Case Study - Mainframe Networks as TCP/IP Servers


Chapter 5 - Wavelength Multiplexing
Case Study - A More Reliable Grid Network


Chapter 6 - Passive optical networks and FTTX 
Case Study - Passive Optical Networks


Chapter 7 - Energy & Manufacturing Standards
Case Study - Energy Efficient Networking


Chapter 8 - Fibre Channel Standard


Chapter 9 - Lossless / Converged Enhanced Ethernet and FCoE
Case Study - FCoE Convergence at the edge vs core


Chapter 10 - Metro and Carrier Class Networks


Chapter 11 - InfiniBand, iWarp and RoCE


Chapter 12 - Disaster Recovery and business continuity solutions
Case Study - Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity


Chapter 13 - Overlay Networks 


Chapter 14 - Integrated Networking 
Case Study - The Network that Won Jeopardy: Watson Supercomputing


Chapter 15 - Cloud computing networks
Case Study - Open Standards for Cloud Networking


Chapter 16 - Software Defined Networking and OpenFlow


Chapter 17 - Emerging technologies & Industry Directions


Appendix A - Measurement Conversion Tables 


Appendix B - Physical Constraints 


Appendix C - OSI Model 


Appendix D - Network Standards 


Appendix E - Fiber Optic Fundamentals & Laser Safety

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