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Photonic Switching: Present Research And Future Prospects.
Author(s): P W Smith
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Paper Abstract

There is at present a growing interest in developing photonic switching and signal-processing devices for future applications in communications and computing. In this paper we will briefly outline some of the reasons for this interest, and then describe some recent work on ultrafast all-optical switching devices using glass as the nonlinear material. We will conclude with some speculations regarding the future prospects for photonic switching.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0881, Optical Computing and Nonlinear Materials, (3 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944058
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P W Smith, Bell Communications Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0881:
Optical Computing and Nonlinear Materials
Nasser Peyghambarian, Editor(s)

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