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Optical interconnection of optical modules
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Paper Abstract

The most plausible possible uses of nonlinear optics as the bases for interconnections among complex optical modules are evaluated, with a view to such applications as neural networks that entail large numbers of interconnections and numerous stages. Optical interconnection allows such a system to be composed of many modules as well as to incorporate switching- and amplification-function optical nonlinearities. While it is possible to achieve a pixel-by-pixel, diffraction-limited flat-field relay with nonlinearity, where the interconnect allows for cascadability, the wave-particle duality is destroyed between stages.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 1990
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1347, Optical Information Processing Systems and Architectures II, (27 December 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23438
Show Author Affiliations
Marius P. Schamschula, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
H. John Caulfield, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Joseph Shamir, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1347:
Optical Information Processing Systems and Architectures II
Bahram Javidi, Editor(s)

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