Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications

Volume

6

Issue

7

Publisher

IEEE

Publication Date

1988

First Page

1209

Last Page

1226

DOI

10.1109/49.7842

Abstract

Photonic technologies are reviewed that could become important components of future telecommunication systems. Photonic devices and systems are divided into two classes according to the function they perform. The first class, relational, refers to devices, that map the input channels to the output channels under external control. The second class, logic, perform some type or combination of Boolean logic functions. Some of the strengths and weaknesses of operating in the photonic domain are presented. Relational devices and their applications are discussed. Optical logic devices and their potential applications are reviewed.

Comments

Originally published by IEEE. Publisher's PDF can be accessed through the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.