Self-clocked optical time-division switch

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

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Abstract

The shortcomings of previous proposals for optical N × N time-division switches (TDSs) are discussed. A novel TDS implementation that avoids some of these problems is presented. It consists of a high-speed serial-to-parallel demultiplexer, which serves as a write gate, and a bank of programmable optical delays, which are used as memory elements. The operation of the switch is described, and its advantage are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-0PTICS
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages398-399
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1557520860
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
EventSummaries of Papers Presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: Apr 24 1989Apr 28 1989

Publication series

NameCONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-0PTICS

Other

OtherSummaries of Papers Presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
CityBaltimore, MD, USA
Period4/24/894/28/89

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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