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Optical interconnections using microlenses for parallel processing
Author(s): Shigeru Kawai; Soichiro Araki; Kenichi Kasahara; Keiichi Kubota
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Paper Abstract

Surface-normal optical devices are appropriated for highly parallel information processing and high-speed switching. They should be combined, not only with electric circuits, but also with micro-optics which include beam propagating, focusing, splitting, coupling, and deflecting functions. Planar microlenses (PMLs) have flat surfaces and may facilitate their integration with surface-normal optical devices. Diffractive optical elements (DOEs) may have various functions, and they are fabricated on substrate surfaces in surface-normal optical devices. Combination with PMLs and DOEs may bring optical interconnections for parallel processing. We propose various module structures and experimental results using these microlens arrays and vertical to surface transmission electro-photonic devices. (VSTEPs).

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 January 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1751, Miniature and Micro-Optics: Fabrication and System Applications II, (13 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.138888
Show Author Affiliations
Shigeru Kawai, NEC Corp. (Japan)
Soichiro Araki, NEC Corp. (Japan)
Kenichi Kasahara, NEC Corp. (Japan)
Keiichi Kubota, NEC Corp. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1751:
Miniature and Micro-Optics: Fabrication and System Applications II
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Wilfrid B. Veldkamp, Editor(s)

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