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Optically Transparent Systems

  • H. Scott Hinton
  • J. R. Erickson
  • T. J. Cloonan
  • F. A. P. Tooley
  • F. B. McCormick
  • A. L. Lentine
Part of the Applications of Communications Theory book series (ACTH)

Abstract

This chapter covers systems that use optically transparent devices for space-division switching, time-division switching, and spectral-division switching. Some systems that we will discuss, especially those classified as using spectral-division switching, may contain both optically transparent and optical logic components, but the optical logic components are usually at the edge of the network and the information is distributed principally through optically transparent devices. Since optical logic devices are not covered until Chapter 4, some devices are introduced in a rudimentary way when their characteristics are important to the system under consideration. More rigorous device descriptions can be found in Chapters 2 and 4.

Keywords

Cross Talk Directional Coupler Spatial Light Modulator Switching Element Switching Fabric 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Scott Hinton
    • 1
  • J. R. Erickson
  • T. J. Cloonan
  • F. A. P. Tooley
  • F. B. McCormick
  • A. L. Lentine
  1. 1.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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