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Nematic Local Area Network Concentrator Switch

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046484D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Palounek, LR [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a nematic local area network concentrator switch which could be used in a local area network having a fiber-optic transmission medium. A nematic shutter within the switch is heated by injecting optical energy through the optical fiber which carries signals from a local terminal.