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VLSI Fiber Optic Local Area Network
Author(s): Paul R. Prucnal
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Paper Abstract

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 LiNbO3 integrated optic switch. Novel fiber optic interconnect devices required to construct such a network are demonstrated using a laser-assisted etching technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 January 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0700, 1986 Intl Optical Computing Conf, (8 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.936971
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Paul R. Prucnal, Columbia Univerity (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0700:
1986 Intl Optical Computing Conf
Asher A. Friesem; Emanuel Marom; Joseph Shamir, Editor(s)

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