Lecture Notes:

  • Introduction to Optical Networks
  • WDM Optical Networks
    Optical Line terminals, optical line Amplifiers, Optical Add-Drop multiplexers (OADM), Optical Crossconnects (OXC).
  • IP over WDM
    Layering in in IPoverWDM, Multi-protocol label switching and GMPLS, prtection in IP over WDM networks
  • Signalling in optical networks
    Label distribution protocol, LDP messages, signallign in GMPLS, RSVP-TE
  • Optical Burst Switching
    Burst Assemmbly algorithms, Signalling and Routing protocols, Contention resolution Algorithms, TCP over OBS
  • Broadband Access Networks
    Passive Optical Networks, HFC, Fiber to the Home/Curb
  • Metropolitan Optical Networks
    Traffic aggregation in SONET rings,, Single-hop, multi-hop and fynamic grooming in SONET WDM ring
  • Traffic Aggregation
    Static and dynamic traffic aggregation


  • Optical WDM Networks Mukherjee, Biswanath
  • Optical Networks: A Practical Perspective (Second Edition) - Rajiv Ramaswami, Kumar Sivarajan.
  • Optical Burst Switched Networks - Jue, Jason P., Vokkarane, Vinod M.