Optical switching in broadband communications: components and networks

Project Details


There is currently an increasing demand for higher capacity and flexibility in telecommunication networks. One of the key technologies of the future will be optical switching (in space, time and wavelength). This switching can be used inside a switching node or it can be used as an additional degree of freedom in the network multiplexing and routing strategy. The major goal of this project is to study the optimal use of optical techniques in broadband networks. This includes the development of optimal components and the design of optimal network configurations.
Effective start/end date1/01/9531/12/98

Flemish discipline codes

  • Electrical and electronic engineering


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