Vlsi fiber optic local area network

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Fiber optic VLSI LANs which use optical processing of the medium access protocol are investigated. The experimental demonstration of all-optical networks utilizing asynchronous code-division multiple access or spread spectrum at 100 Mbps and fixed assignment time-division multiple access at 500 Mbps is reported. Both passive and active star architectures are considered. The active star is implemented with a self-routing LiNb03 integrated optic switch. Novel fiber optic interconnect devices required to construct sucn a network are demonstrated using a laser-assisted etching technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-237
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 8 1987
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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