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Optically Controlled Fiber Optic Logic Arrays
Author(s): T. Wang; M. Arshad; R. Arrathoon
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Paper Abstract

A second generation of fiber optic based optoelectronic programmable logic arrays (OPLA's) is introduced. The relative merits of these devices is critically examined with respect to first generation OPLA technology. Specific applications are cited including a novel type of fiber optic based OPLA operating as an optically controlled crossbar switch. The concept of bit-slice reconfigurability with such a switch is discussed. System descriptions and system photographs are presented for two prototype bit-slice crossbar switches that have been constructed. A comparison of the capabilities of various categories of optical crossbar switches is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 1989
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0977, Real-Time Signal Processing XI, (16 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948552
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T. Wang, Wayne State University (United States)
M. Arshad, Wayne State University (United States)
R. Arrathoon, Wayne State University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0977:
Real-Time Signal Processing XI
J. P. Letellier, Editor(s)

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