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Bypass Switch for Optical Fiber Ring Network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052992D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Gfeller, F. [+details]

Abstract

A optical switch or relay is described by which a terminal station can be either inserted into a fiber ring or bypassed by closing the fiber ring. The switch has no moving mechanical parts.