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Free-space dynamically reconfigurable bacteriorhodopsin holographic crossbar
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports on the novelty of the bacteriorhodopsin photonic crossbar system for broadband communications. A free- space dynamically reconfigurable bacteriorhodopsin holographic crossbar provides a large interconnectivity density, transparent data redistribution, and fiber optic bandwidth capacity. This switching device resolves optical-to-electronic and electronic-to-optical conversion bottleneck and reduces signal-to-noise degradation which is due to the conversions. This crossbar design is completely free of internal blocking which is one of the major drawbacks of guided optical crossbars. This system takes advantage of the parallelism and multidimensionality inherent in optics and can be scaled to a large capacity of NXN while it maintains a low weight and portability which are a projected requirement for future broadband communications. This NXN crossbar is an intelligent holographic system for routing and switching by dynamically reconfigurable grating of bacteriorhodopsin which has high write/read photocyclicity that is greater than 106.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3230, All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues III, (10 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.290369
Show Author Affiliations
Serey Thai, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
John Edward Malowicki, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3230:
All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues III
John M. Senior; Robert A. Cryan; Chunming Qiao, Editor(s)

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