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Architectural Considerations for Photonic Switching Networks
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  • Harvard S. Hinton, Utah State University
Document Type
Article
Publisher
IEEE
Publication Date
1-1-1988
DOI
10.1109/49.7842
Abstract
Photonic technologies are reviewed that could become important components of future telecommunication systems. Photonic devices and systems are divided into two classes according to the function they perform. The first class, relational, refers to devices, that map the input channels to the output channels under external control. The second class, logic, perform some type or combination of Boolean logic functions. Some of the strengths and weaknesses of operating in the photonic domain are presented. Relational devices and their applications are discussed. Optical logic devices and their potential applications are reviewed.
Comments
Originally published by IEEE. Publisher's PDF can be accessed through the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.
Citation Information
H. S. Hinton, "Architectural Considerations for Photonic Switching Networks (Invited)," IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 6, pp. 1209-1226, August, 1988.