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Novel lens design for free-space optical interconnects
Author(s): J. L. Ramsey; W. Pijitrojana; T. J. Hall
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Paper Abstract

The transposition of signals in space is fundamental to the optical interconnection of electronic systems. Previous free-space implementations employed a scheme based on imaging systems that are prone to aberrations. The system proposed here is useful for implementation of a three-stage Clos network, an optical transpose sector switch, a reconfigurable optical transpose system, and an optical cross connect switch. The purpose of this paper is to propose a non-imaging system for an optical transpose interconnect system, where a macrolens is inserted between the two mesolenses arrays, at the centre. The proposed macrolens is a Fourier transform lens system designed to be virtually aberration free.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6342, International Optical Design Conference 2006, 634218 (17 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.692282
Show Author Affiliations
J. L. Ramsey, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
W. Pijitrojana, Thammasat Univ. (Thailand)
T. J. Hall, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6342:
International Optical Design Conference 2006
G. Groot Gregory; Joseph M. Howard; R. John Koshel, Editor(s)

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