Photonics in Switching

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Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 322 pages
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Photonics in Switching provides a broad, balanced overview of the use of optics or photonics in switching, from materials and devices to system architecture. The chapters, each written by an expert in the field, survey the key technologies, setting them in context and highlighting their benefits and possible applications. This book is a valuable resource for those working in the communications industry, either at the professional or student level, who do not have extensive background knowledge or the underlying physics of the technology.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Why Consider Photonics in Switching?
1
Chapter 2 Network Overview
17
Chapter 3 Some Background to Telecommunications Transmission and Switching
41
Chapter 4 Overview of Switching Architectures
59
Chapter 5 Physics of AllOptical Switching Devices
81
Chapter 6 Optical Amplifiers
147
Chapter 7 Optoelectronic Hybrid Switching
169
Chapter 8 New Approaches To Digital Optical Computing Using Parallel Optical Array Logic
195
Chapter 9 Optical Interconnects in Electronic Processing Systems
225
Chapter 10 Guidedwave Optical Interconnect Techniques
271
Index
319
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