Why Consider Photonics in Switching? Network Overview. Some Background to Telecommunications Transmissions and Switching. Overview of Switching Architectures. Physics of All-Optical Switching Devices. Optical Amplifiers. Optoelectronic Hybrid Switching. New Approaches to Digital Optical Computing Using Parallel Optical Array Logic. Optical Interconnects in Electronic Processing Systems. Guided-Wave Optical Interconnect Techniques. Index. Chapter References.