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Optical Interconnection Network Utilizing Diffraction Gratings
Author(s): Gary E. Lohman; Adolf W. Lohmann
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Paper Abstract

The noninteraction of photons makes free-space optics for optical interconnections an important asset to the digital optical computer. In this paper, we describe a space-variant optical system and apply it to the case of an optical interconnection network. As experimental proof of the device's merit, the so-called inverse perfect shuffle interconnection network is shown in one and two dimensions. Considerations regarding the demonstrated system's limitations are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 27(10) 271093 doi: 10.1117/12.7976781
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 27, Issue 10
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Gary E. Lohman, Friedrich Alexander Universitat (Germany)
Adolf W. Lohmann, Friedrich Alexander Universitat (Germany)

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