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Optical Engineering

Analysis of a three-dimensional computer optical scheme based on bidirectional free-space optical interconnects
Author(s): Val N. Morozov; John A. Neff; Henryk Temkin; Adam S. Fedor
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Paper Abstract

We describe the optical design of an optoelectronic 3-D system that is being developed by the Optoelectronic Computing Systems Center at the University of Colorado to prove the utility and viability of 3-D computers that use free-space optical interconnects to achieve a high degree of global connectivity among the PEs of a fine-grained parallel computer. The features of the VCSEL array as a source of coherent emission for hologram reconstruction and the CGH design procedure are discussed. An optical design in paraxial approximation of the 3-D computer with bidirectional 8 x 8 holographic interconnects is presented. The effect of VCSEL wavelength variation on diftraction crosstalk is estimated. The aberration in optical system based on the shelf objective is calculated, and a distortion compensation procedure is proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Opt. Eng. 34(2) doi: 10.1117/12.194048
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 34, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Val N. Morozov, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
John A. Neff, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Henryk Temkin, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Adam S. Fedor, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)

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