Demonstration of an optical self-clocked time-division switch

Paul R. Prucnal, Philippe A. Perrier, Michel W. Chbat

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A novel architecture for an optical time-division switch is investigated and demonstrated at a bit rate of 625 Mbit/s. The self-clocked configuration eliminates some of the limitations found in previous optical implementations of time-division switches: the switch operation is asynchronous, no read gate is required, and an optimal number of delay lines is used. Furthermore, this paper reports the first experimental demonstration of optical space-sorting demultiplexing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-291
Number of pages11
JournalFiber and Integrated Optics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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