28 June 1993 Three-dimensionally laminated optical-circuit arrays switch
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 1807, Photonic Switching; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147923
Event: Topical Meeting on Photonic Switching, 1992, Minsk, Belarus
Recently, the optical fiber networks have been developed and widely used. And now, the fiber to the home (FTTH) networks are planned. It is said that the electrical devices have many problems with applying an exchanger system which realizes the FTTH network. In this paper, we describe some application areas of photonic switching which seem like the breakthrough technologies against these problems. In these areas, we selected the distribution switch as an actual application of the photonic switching. Then, we propose a 3D-laminated optical circuit arrays switch (3D-LOCAS) which has functions to be used in the distribution exchanger system. We also are studying the switch size of 3D-LOCAS, and some problems in a real implementation. We describe some hints to solve the problems as well.
© (1993) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Yoshihiro Nakahira, Yoshihiro Nakahira, Ryouhei Konuma, Ryouhei Konuma, Hiroshi Inoue, Hiroshi Inoue, "Three-dimensionally laminated optical-circuit arrays switch", Proc. SPIE 1807, Photonic Switching, (28 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147923; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147923

Back to Top