TY - CHAP A1 - Marija Furdek A2 - Nina Skorin-Kapov ED1 - Narottam Das Y1 - 2012-03-07 PY - 2012 T1 - Physical-Layer Attacks in Transparent Optical Networks N2 - Optical communications systems are very important for all types of telecommunications and networks. They consists of a transmitter that encodes a message into an optical signal, a channel that carries the signal to its destination, and a receiver that reproduces the message from the received optical signal.This book presents up to date results on communication systems, along with the explanations of their relevance, from leading researchers in this field. Its chapters cover general concepts of optical and wireless optical communication systems, optical amplifiers and networks, optical multiplexing and demultiplexing for optical communication systems, and network traffic engineering. Recently, wavelength conversion and other enhanced signal processing functions are also considered in depth for optical communications systems. The researcher has also concentrated on wavelength conversion, switching, demultiplexing in the time domain and other enhanced functions for optical communications systems. This book is targeted at research, development and design engineers from the teams in manufacturing industry; academia and telecommunications service operators/ providers. BT - Optical Communications Systems SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/29836 DO - 10.5772/29836 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-12 ER -