Impact of Photonic Technology on the Future Communication

Hiroaki TERADA

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E77-B    No.2    pp.96-99
Publication Date: 1994/02/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Photonic Switching Technologies)
photonic network,  ATM,  free space,  BISDN,  

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This paper presents a view on coming photonic network in which machines are potential customer to the network. The network will be providing unlimited number of virtual free spaces in which point to point and broadcasting modes of information interchanges are taking place simultaneously. It is also pointed out that the Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) should be evolved to support this type of network by using true photonic switching technology.