Table of contents for Multiwavelength optical LANs / G.I. Papadimitriou ... [et al.].

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1. Introduction. 
Advantages of Optical Fibre as a Transmission Medium. 
Basic Multiplexing Techniques. 
Evolution of Optical Networking—Major Technological Milestones. 
First Generation Optical Networks. 
Second Generation Optical Networks—Main Classes. 
A Closer Look at WDM Broadcast-and-Select Local Area Networks. 
2. Enabling Technologies. 
Classes of Optical Networks. 
Optical Network Components. 
3. Medium Access Control Protocols. 
Fixed-Assignment Protocols. 
Random Access Protocols. 
Pretransmission Coordination-Based Protocols. 
4. Adaptive Protocols. 
Adaptive TDMA Protocols. 
Adaptive Random Access Protocols. 
Adaptive Pretransmission Coordination Protocols. 
Centralized Packet Filtering Protocols. 

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Local area networks (Computer networks)Optical communications, Wavelength division multiplying