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155-Mb/s three-plane reconfigurable wavelength-division-multiplexed optical interconnection
Author(s): James E. Leight; Sven Homan; Alan Eli Willner; Giorgio Giaretta; M. Y. Li; Constance J. Chang-Hasnain
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Paper Abstract

The ability to efficiently connect many high-speed parts is of critical importance for large- capacity data communications. High bandwidth, 2D optical planes can be employed to achieve such an interconnection and avoid electronic bottlenecks. A novel solution which dramatically increases the functionality of optical-plane interconnections uses wavelength multiplexing to facilitate one 2D optical plane interconnecting reconfigurably with many other planes. We report the first experimental demonstration of using wavelength multiplexing to facilitate reconfigurable interconnections between one pixel on the source plane and one pixel on each of several detector planes. We show the near-error-free 155 Mb/s transmission and detection of 3 different wavelengths at three detector planes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2613, Emerging Components and Technologies for All-Optical Networks, (27 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228862
Show Author Affiliations
James E. Leight, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Sven Homan, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Alan Eli Willner, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Giorgio Giaretta, Stanford Univ. (United States)
M. Y. Li, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Constance J. Chang-Hasnain, Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2613:
Emerging Components and Technologies for All-Optical Networks
Emil S. Koteles; Alan Eli Willner, Editor(s)

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