Prerequisite: NES 412
Optical fiber and transmission technologies. First generation optical networks (SONET). Optical access networks, broadcast and select networks. IP over optical networks, MPLS, and GMPLS. The light-path concept. Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology. Wavelength routing networks, related protocols and architectures. Routing and Wavelength Assignment (RWA). Optical Time Domain Multiplexing (TDM) Networks.