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Free-space optical system based on vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers and self-electro-optic effect devices
Author(s): James M. Battiato; Thomas W. Stone; Miles J. Murdocca; Rebecca Jane Bussjager
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Paper Abstract

A cascaded optical logic system is reported in which an array of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) selectively controls an array of symmetric self-electro- optic effect devices (S-SEEDs). This configuration allows interconnect masks to be reconfigured dynamically by selectively disabling microlasers through a host controller. A single-array system in which an optical input is sequenced through successive rows of an S-SEED array is demonstrated. The system is operated by setting the initial states of the S-SEEDs using the VCSELs and then optically scrolling the data from row to row.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2749, Photonic Component Engineering and Applications, (14 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243091
Show Author Affiliations
James M. Battiato, Rome Lab. (United States)
Thomas W. Stone, Wavefront Research, Inc. (United States)
Miles J. Murdocca, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Rebecca Jane Bussjager, Rome Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2749:
Photonic Component Engineering and Applications
Andrew R. Pirich, Editor(s)

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