8 January 1987 VLSI Fiber Optic Local Area Network
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Proceedings Volume 0700, 1986 Intl Optical Computing Conf; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.936971
Event: 1986 International Computing Conference, 1986, Jerusalem, Israel
Fiber optic VLSI LANs which use optical processing of the medium access protocol are investigated. The experimental demonstration of all-optical networks utilizing asynchronous code-division multiple access or spread spectrum at 100 Mbps and fixed assignment time-division multiple access at 500 Mbps is reported. Both passive and active star architectures are considered. The active star is implemented with a self-routing LiNbO3 integrated optic switch. Novel fiber optic interconnect devices required to construct such a network are demonstrated using a laser-assisted etching technique.
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Paul R. Prucnal, Paul R. Prucnal, } "VLSI Fiber Optic Local Area Network", Proc. SPIE 0700, 1986 Intl Optical Computing Conf, (8 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.936971; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.936971

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