6.442 Optical Networks


Class Info

Introduces the fundamental and practical aspects of optical network technology, architecture, design and analysis tools and techniques. The treatment of optical networks are from the architecture and system design points of view. Optical hardware technologies are introduced and characterized as fundamental network building blocks on which optical transmission systems and network architectures are based. Beyond the Physical Layer, the higher network layers (Media Access Control, Network and Transport Layers) are treated together as integral parts of network design. Performance metrics, analysis and optimization techniques are developed to help guide the creation of high performance complex optical networks.

This class has 6.041B, and 6.042 as prerequisites.

6.442 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by V. W. S. Chan.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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