This paper focuses on lightwave technology used in local area networks (LANs). Lightwave technology is one method to appease the greater demands placed on LANs, both now and in the future. We consider some of the main effects this has in both existing and future LANs, also noting any problems and limitations along the way. There is a look at the LAN topologies that can be used for lightwave networks, and concurrency technique that can be used to tap into the vast array of bandwidth lightwave medium has to offer. We also examine the performance effects lightwave technology is giving us currently, and what to expect in the future.
"A focus on lightwave local area networks", Proc. SPIE 1230, International Conference on Optoelectronic Science and Engineering '90, 12304R (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.2294808; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2294808