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Optical Crossover Interconnections
Author(s): Jurgen Jahns
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Paper Abstract

The crossover network is introduced as a new interconnection network for optical digital computers. It belongs to the class of multistage interconnection networks such as the perfect shuffle and the Banyan network. For connecting N = 2k input ports to N output ports (where k is an arbitrary integer) log2(N) stages are required. The crossover network holds an isomorphic relationship to the perfect shuffle and the Banyan network. However, using a Michelson-based optical setup the crossover network can be implemented with a higher efficiency in terms of the number of connections and conservation of light. Experimental results are presented where more than 1000 interconnections are implemented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0963, Optical Computing '88, (8 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947894
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Jurgen Jahns, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0963:
Optical Computing '88
Pierre H. Chavel; Joseph W. Goodman; Gerard Roblin, Editor(s)

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