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Development of Liquid Crystal and Magnetic Stripe Domain Multimode Optical Switches
Final technical rept. 29 Mar 1979-28 Mar 1980
SPERRY RESEARCH CENTER SUDBURY MA
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Two fiber optical switching devices have been investigated A device using liquid crystals and one with magnetic stripe-domain structures. The device based on liquid crystals has been developed to the point where prototypes are now available. This work is extremely successful and will be of great importance to the future optical fiber communications of the Air Force. The study of the magnetic stripe-domain structures was not completed but significant and original technical progress was achieved which merits future investigations.
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