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Optical Networks, 3rd Edition by Galen Sasaki, Kumar Sivarajan, Rajiv Ramaswami

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Preface to the Second Edition

Since the first edition of this book appeared in February 1998, we have witnessed a dramatic explosion in optical networking. Optical networking used to be confined to a fairly small community of researchers and engineers but is now of great interest to a broad audience including students; engineers in optical component, equipment, and service provider companies; network planners; investors; venture capitalists; and industry and investment analysts.

With the rapid pace in technological advances and the widespread deployment of optical networks over the past three years, the need for a second edition of this book became apparent. In this edition we have attempted to include the latest advances in optical networks ...

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