Title

Optical Time-Switching Systems

Document Type

Book Chapter

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Optical Technology and Widband Local Networks

Volume

329

Issue

1603

Editor

J. E. Midwinter, W. A. Gambling, C. J. Todd & W. J. Stewart

Publisher

The Royal Society

Publication Date

1989

First Page

93

Last Page

104

Abstract

Within recent years there has been a significant amount of interest in applying the new and developing photonics technology for telecommunications switching. As the transmission plant has converted its facilities to fibre there is an economic interest in completing the optical path through the switching system to the terminal facilities without requiring optical-to-electrical conversions. This paper reviews some of the proposed switching systems that use time-multiplexed switching and discusses how, and if, they could fit into current telecommunications networks.

Comments

Originally published by The Royal Society.