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An Introduction to Photonic Switching Fabrics : APPLICATIONS OF COMMUNICATIONS THEORY - H.S. Hinton

An Introduction to Photonic Switching Fabrics


By: H.S. Hinton, J.R. Erickson (Editor), T.J. Cloonan (Editor), F. A. P. Tooley (Editor), F.B. McCormick (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1993
ISBN: 9780306443794
Number Of Pages: 526

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In response to the increasing interest in developing photonic switching fabrics, this book gives an overview of the many technologies from a systems designer's perspective. Optically transparent devices, optical logic devices, and optical hardware are all discussed in detail and set into a systems context.
Comprehensive, up-to-date, and profusely illustrated, the work will provide a foundation for the field, especially as broadband services are more fully developed.

Switching Systemsp. 1
The Strengths and Limitations of the Photonic Technologyp. 4
Switching Fabrics Based on Relational Devicesp. 16
Switching Fabrics Based on Logic Devicesp. 29
Optically Transparent Devices
Light Propagating in a Dielectric Mediump. 39
Modulatorsp. 45
Photonic Switching Devicesp. 47
Linear Optical Amplifiersp. 65
Spatial Light Modulatorsp. 76
Optically Transparent Systems
Space-Division Switching Networksp. 83
Space-Division Switching with Optically Transparent Devicesp. 96
Multiple-Access Channelp. 113
Time-Division Multiple Access Networksp. 114
Spectral-Division Multiple Access Networksp. 124
Optical Logic Devices
Optical Nonlinearitiesp. 166
Intrinsic Bistabilityp. 179
Fast Nonlinearitiesp. 204
Quantum Well Optoelectronic Devicesp. 210
Active Switching Transistor Devicesp. 228
Free-Space Optical Hardware
Imaging and Aberrations in Free-Space Digital Opticsp. 247
Polarizationp. 273
Spot Array Generationp. 282
Beam Array Combination and Interconnectionp. 293
Appendix: Basic Fourier Opticsp. 318
Photonic Switching Architectures Based on Logic Devices (Free-Space Digital Optics)
Overview of Switching Architecturesp. 336
Architectural Building Blocks in Free-Space Photonic Switchingp. 366
Examples of Free-Space Photonic Switching System Architecturesp. 419
Appendix: P(B) Approximations for EGS Networksp. 506
Indexp. 523
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ISBN: 9780306443794
ISBN-10: 0306443791
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 526
Published: 30th September 1993
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 0.95