1 January 1987 A General Purpose Optical Switching Concept
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Proceedings Volume 0841, Fiber Optic Networks and Coherent Technology in Fiber Optic Systems II; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.967586
Event: Cambridge Symposium on Fiber Optics and Integrated Optoelectronics, 1987, Cambridge, MA, United States
With the increasing deployment of optical fibers in transmission system and demand for high bandwidth services, such as video and high definition TV, high-speed switching (throughput and switching speed) on the order of Gb/s is desirable in telecommunications. Most of the optical switching techniques developed to-date are addressing space division switching, in which switching speed is not a major concern. Very few optical switching techniques using time division switching have been reported. In this paper we will describe a high-speed switching concept by using a ring-based structure. This concept can be used as a self-routed circuit or packet switching. The switch has the ability to switch different types of information (voice, data, and video) and also can be applied to baseband channel-to-channel switching. This general purpose optical switch can be used in conjunction with an optical local area network as a distributed switch or can he used as a central office switch to switch trunk lines and individual lines.
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L. Jou, S. F. Su, J. Lenart, "A General Purpose Optical Switching Concept", Proc. SPIE 0841, Fiber Optic Networks and Coherent Technology in Fiber Optic Systems II, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967586; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.967586

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