CS880 Topics: Optical Networks

Topics: Optical networking has emerged as one of the most important technologies deployed to satisfy the rapidly increasing demands of global communication.  The course will cover the basics of optical technologies including wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), architectures of optical networking subsystems (such as optical add-drop multiplexers and cross-connects), and fundamentals of routing, resource allocation, protection, and restoration.  Special attention will be paid to the emerging standards of IP over WDM integration.
Schedule: - Introduction and Background
- Basic Concepts 
- Enabling Technology
- Static Multipoint Networks 
- Wavelengths Routed Networks
- Packet/Burst Switched Networks
- Protection and Restoration 
- Current trends (e.g., IP over WDM)
URL: http://blackboard.unh.edu (Enrolled students only, password required. Contact the instructor for limited guest access.)
Credits: 3
Section: M1
Semester: Spring 2002
Date/Time: Thursdays 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., CEPS Graduate Center, Manchester.
Instructor: Radim Bartos
Office: KING M223C, rbartos@cs.unh.edu, http://www.cs.unh.edu/~rbartos,
Phone: (603) 862-3792, Fax (603) 862-3493.
Office hours: Manchester: Thursdays 5:30-6:00, Durham: MWF 10:00-11:10 a.m., TR 10:30-11:10 a.m.
Prerequisite: CS725/825 Computer Networks
Teaching method: Lectures, homework projects, papers and/or student presentations.
Homeworks: Problems from the textbook and projects. There will be approximately 6 homeworks assigned approximately every other week except before exams. Homeworks are due at the beginning of a class. There will be 20% penalty for late submissions (parts of a week count as a full week). I understand the load and the commitments of full-time working students and I will be as accommodating as possible. 
Exams: In-class, open-book, open-notes exams and a take-home final.
and  Papers:
The exact format depends on the number of students enrolled in the course and will be specified at the beginning of the course. A wide range of options is envisioned, starting from a paper presenting an overview of a research subject all the way to an in-class presentation on a particular technology from the industry. 
Grading: 30% homework assignments, 30% exams, 30% final exam, 10% in-class presentation. 

Grading scale: 93% and above: A, 90% and above: A-, 87% and above: B+, 83% and above: B, 80% and above: B-, 77% and above: C+, 73% and above: C, 70% and above: C-, .... .

Text: Rajiv Ramaswami and Kumar Sivarijan: Optical Networks: A Practical Perspective, 2nd edition, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers; ISBN: 1558606556.