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OPTICAL SWITCHING

Comprehensive coverage of optical switching technologies and their applications in optical networks

Optical Switching: Device Technology and Applications in Networks delivers an accessible exploration of the evolution of optical networks with clear explanations of the current state-of-the-art in the field and modern challenges in the development of Internet-of-Things devices. A variety of optical switches—including MEMS-based, magneto, photonic, and SOA-based—are discussed, as is the application of optical switches in networks.

The book is written in a tutorial style, easily understood by both undergraduate and graduate students. It describes the fundamentals and recent developments in optical switch networks and examines the architectural and design challenges faced by those who design and construct emerging optical switch networks, as well as how to overcome those challenges. The book offers ways to assess and analyze systems and applications, comparing a variety of approaches available to the reader. It also provides:

  • A thorough introduction to switch characterization, including optical, electro optical, thermo optical, magneto optical, and acoustic-optic switches
  • Comprehensive explorations of MEMS-based, SOA-based, liquid crystal, photonic crystal, and optical electrical optical (OEO) switches
  • Practical discussions of quantum optical switches, as well as nonlinear optical switches
  • In-depth examinations of the application of optical switches in networks, including switch fabric control and optical switching for high-performance computing

Perfect for researchers and professionals in the fields of telecommunications, Internet of Things, and optoelectronics, Optical Switching: Device Technology and Applications in Networks will also earn a place in the libraries of advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying optical networks, optical communications, and sensor applications.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
  5. About the Editors
  6. List of Contributors
  7. Part A: Introduction
  8. Part B: Switch Characterization
  9. Part C: Application of Optical Switches in Networks
  10. Index
  11. End User License Agreement
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