EC733 Optical Networks and Switching

Course Name: 

EC733 Optical Networks and Switching


M.Tech (CE)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(4–0–0) 4


Introduction to basic optical communications and devices. Optical multiplexing techniques. Optical Networks: Conventional optical networks, Multiple access optical networks, Optical amplification in all optical networks. All-optical subscriber access networks. Design issues. Optical switching: Motivation, Spatial light modulator, Relational and non-relational switching devices, Fundamental limits on optical switching elements, Switching architectures, Free-space optical switching. Wavelength routed networks and other special topics. Soliton based networks, Optical networks management issues.


Rajiv Ramaswami, Kumar Sivarajan, Galen Sasaki, Morgan Optical Networks: A Practical Perspective, Kauffman Publishers, ELSEVIER, 2010.
Hussein T. Mouftah, Jaafar M. H. Elmirghani, Photonic Switching Technology: Systems and Networks, Wiley, 1999.
Ray T. Chen, Joseph C. WDM and Photonic Switching Devices for Network Applications, Volume 4653, Chon SPIE, 2002 - Technology & Engineering
Martin Maier, Optical Switching Networks, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
A. Selvarajan, Subrat Kar, T. Srinivas, Optical Fibre Communication: principles and systems, TMH, 2002.


Electronics and Communication Engineering(ECE)

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Prof. N. Shekar V. Shet, Proffessor and Head, 
Department of ECE, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar,
Mangalore - 575 025 Karnataka, India.

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