Photonic Switching

Proceedings of the First Topical Meeting, Incline Village, Nevada, March 18–20, 1987

  • T. Kenneth Gustafson
  • Peter W. Smith

Part of the Springer Series in Electronics and Photonics book series (SSEP, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction to Photonic Switching

  3. Photonic Switching Components

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. R. I. MacDonald
      Pages 38-45
    3. E. J. Torok, J. A. Krawczak, G. L. Nelson, B. S. Fritz, W. A. Harvey, F. G. Hewitt
      Pages 46-49
    4. S. R. Mallinson, J. V. Wright, C. A. Millar
      Pages 54-58
    5. C. R. Paton, S. D. Smith, A. C. Walker
      Pages 59-62
    6. A. Ajisawa, M. Fujiwara, J. Shimizu, M. Sugimoto, M. Uchida, Y. Ohta et al.
      Pages 63-66
    7. P. Wheatley, M. Whitehead, P. J. Bradley, G. Parry, J. E. Midwinter, P. Mistry et al.
      Pages 69-72
    8. P. Wheatley, J. E. Midwinter
      Pages 80-83
    9. R. M. Jopson, G. Eisenstein
      Pages 84-87

About these proceedings


The first topical meeting on Photonic Switching was held March 18-20, 1987 in Incline Village, Nev., USA in conjunction with the second topical meeting on Optical Computing. It was sponsored by the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society and the Optical Society of America with the co­ operation of the IEEE Communications Society. The attendance at these meetings was well in excess of 500 persons - a measure of the growing worldwide interest in optical techniques for switching and signal process­ ing. Our goal in organizing the Photonic Switching meeting was to provide a forum for the presentation of original papers on the subjects of devices and architectures suitable for switching, multiplexing or routing of optical signals. The purpose of the meeting was to foster and enhance interaction between two groups that share a common interest in exploring possible applications of photonic switching technology: people working on optical switching devices and components, and people working on future switching systems and networks.


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Editors and affiliations

  • T. Kenneth Gustafson
    • 1
  • Peter W. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. EECSUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Bell Communication ResearchRed BankUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73390-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73388-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-5734
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