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Wiley survival guide in global telecommunications: broadband access, optical components and networks, and cryptography
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N.Y. : John Wiley and Sons, 2004
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9780471675204
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Readers will now be able to quickly learn about the exciting field of telecom technologies with this introductory book. This new series presents the material in an easy-to-understand that helps broaden conceptual horizons, focusing on the applied areas of broadband and cryptography.


Author Notes

EMMANUEL DESURVIRE has been involved in optical telecommunications for nearly twenty years, starting with his PhD work on Raman fiber amplifiers at Thomson-CSF in 1983, followed by post-doctoral research at Stanford University. He then joined AT&T Bell Laboratories for five years, where he led the early investigation and development of erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFA). For his pioneering contributions to EDFAs, he received several national and international awards including the 1994 Prize from the International Commission for Optics and the 1998 Benjamin Franklin Medal in engineering. After a two-year professorship at Columbia University, he joined Alcatel where he conducted research on long-haul soliton transmission and all-optical regeneration, then 40Gbit/s systems development. He also created and directed a corporate program to foster synergies between experts and promote innovation. An IEEE Fellow, he has authored or coauthored more than 200 technical publications, four books, and over thirty patents.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Acronymsp. xix
Introduction: The Network Cloudp. 1
Chapter 1 Broadband Wireline Accessp. 11
1.1 From Telephone and Cable-TV Networks to the Internetp. 11
1.2 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)p. 14
1.2.1 xDSL Flavorsp. 17
1.2.2 DSL Modulation and Coding Schemesp. 22
1.2.3 DSL-signal Physical Impairmentsp. 31
1.2.4 DSL Transfer Modes and Framingp. 34
1.2.5 xDSL Servicesp. 50
1.2.6 Voice Over DSL (VoDSL)p. 51
1.2.7 Incumbent and Competitive Local-Exchange Carriers (ILEC/CLEC)p. 52
1.3 Fiber in the Loop (FITL)p. 55
1.3.1 Passive Optical Networks (PON), TDM vs. WDMp. 58
1.3.2 ATM and Ethernet Framing (APON/EPON) and Gigabit-PON (GPON)p. 66
1.3.3 Optical Accessp. 75
1.3.4 Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial (HFC) Systemsp. 76
1.4 Home Networkingp. 82
1.4.1 The Evolution of Intelligent Home Appliancesp. 82
1.4.2 An Internet Intrusionp. 84
1.4.3 Wiring the House Networkp. 86
1.4.4 House-Network Controlp. 88
My Vocabularyp. 89
Chapter 2 Optical Fiber Communications, Components and Networksp. 91
2.1 Optical Communications: from Wireless to Wirelinep. 91
2.1.1 The Early Times of Wireless Optical Communicationsp. 92
2.1.2 The Conceptual Grounds of Wireline Optical Communicationsp. 94
2.2 Basic Physics of Light-Wave Signalsp. 96
2.2.1 Light's Electromagnetic Naturep. 97
2.2.2 The Speed of Lightp. 98
2.2.3 Light Reflection, Refraction and Polarizationp. 100
2.2.4 Classical and Quantum Natures of Lightp. 110
2.2.5 Optical Amplificationp. 116
2.2.6 Light and Photo-Current Generation in Semiconductorsp. 121
2.2.7 Lasers and Coherent Light Generationp. 123
2.3 Optical Waveguidesp. 132
2.3.1 Ray Propagation in Index Layers and Waveguidingp. 133
2.3.2 Mirror Waveguidep. 137
2.3.3 Dielectric Waveguidep. 138
2.3.4 Glass Fiber Waveguidesp. 149
2.3.5 Fiber Loss and Dispersionp. 156
2.3.6 Single-Mode Transmission-Fiber Types and Dispersion Compensationp. 162
2.3.7 Polarization-Mode Dispersion (PMD)p. 168
2.3.8 Fiber Nonlinearitiesp. 174
2.4 Passive Optical Componentsp. 194
2.4.1 Connectors, Couplers, Splitters/Combiners, Multiplexers/Demultiplexers, and Polarization-Based Devicesp. 196
2.4.2 Optical Filtersp. 217
2.4.3 Compensation and Power Equalizationp. 228
2.4.4 Optical Fiber Amplifiersp. 234
2.5 Active Optical Componentsp. 249
2.5.1 Laser Sources and Transmittersp. 249
2.5.2 Photodetectors and Receiversp. 262
2.5.3 Photonic Switching and Optical Cross-Connectsp. 271
2.5.4 All-Optical Signal Regenerationp. 285
2.6 WDM Networksp. 292
2.6.1 Wavelength Standards and Digital Hierarchyp. 293
2.6.2 Point-to-Point WDM Transportp. 296
2.6.3 WDM Network Topology and Wavelength Connectivityp. 304
2.6.4 Network Protection and Virtual-Topology Designp. 317
2.6.5 Network Evolution and Convergencep. 329
Exercisesp. 335
My Vocabularyp. 339
Chapter 3 Cryptography and Communications Securityp. 345
3.1 Message Encryption, Decryption and Cryptanalysisp. 345
3.1.1 Mono- and Multi-Alphabetic Encryptionp. 348
3.1.2 Frequency Analysisp. 352
3.1.3 Other Classical Ciphersp. 363
3.2 Modern Cryptography Algorithmsp. 382
3.2.1 Encryption With Binary Numbersp. 382
3.2.2 Double-Key Encryptionp. 389
3.2.3 Modular-Algebra Basicsp. 391
3.2.4 Cryptography Without Key Exchangep. 396
3.2.5 Public-Key Cryptography and RSAp. 398
3.3 Communications Security and Applicationsp. 407
3.3.1 Data Encryption Standard (DES)p. 407
3.3.2 Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)p. 418
3.3.3 Other Encryption Algorithms and Standardsp. 427
3.3.4 Digital Signature and Authenticationp. 432
3.3.5 Network and Internet Securityp. 441
3.3.6 Current and Futuristic Applications of Cryptographyp. 451
3.4 Quantum Cryptographyp. 461
3.4.1 Photons, Polarization States and Measurementsp. 461
3.4.2 Quantum Key Distribution (QKD)p. 468
My Vocabularyp. 475
Solutions to Exercisesp. 479
Bibliographyp. 501
Indexp. 507