TY - CHAP A1 - Konstantinos Manousakis A2 - Emmanouel (Manos) Varvarigos ED1 - Moh. Yasin ED2 - Sulaiman W. Harun ED3 - Hamzah Arof Y1 - 2012-02-01 PY - 2012 T1 - A Comparative Study of Node Architectures with Add/Drop Constraints in WDM Networks N2 - This book is a collection of works dealing with the important technologies and mathematical concepts behind today's optical fiber communications and devices. It features 17 selected topics such as architecture and topologies of optical networks, secure optical communication, PONs, LANs, and WANs and thus provides an overall view of current research trends and technology on these topics. The book compiles worldwide contributions from many prominent universities and research centers, bringing together leading academics and scientists in the field of photonics and optical communications. This compendium is an invaluable reference edited by three scientists with a wide knowledge of the field and the community. Researchers and practitioners working in photonics and optical communications will find this book a valuable resource. BT - Optical Fiber Communications and Devices SP - Ch. 12 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/27064 DO - 10.5772/27064 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-28 ER -