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Application of photorefractive crystals to optical interconnection
Author(s): Joseph Earl Ford; Sing H. Lee; Yeshaiahu Fainman
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Paper Abstract

The application of photorefractive crystals (PRCs) to optical interconnection and switching networks is discussed. Examining the advantages and disadvantages of PRCs compared to existing optical interconnection approaches, it is shown that their major applications are reconfigurable interconnection networks. Systems using volume hologram superposition to provide fast reconfiguration (compared to the photorefractive response time) are of particular interest. Three such systems currently being investigated are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1215, Digital Optical Computing II, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18059
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph Earl Ford, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Sing H. Lee, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Yeshaiahu Fainman, Univ. of Michigan (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1215:
Digital Optical Computing II
Raymond Arrathoon, Editor(s)

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