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Holoplanar Backplanes
Author(s): T. Jannson; F. Lin; B. Moslehi
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, a novel backplane interconnect technology based on multiplexed waveguide holograms in low-loss planar waveguides is proposed. Two different types of waveguide holograms are employed in this novel interconnect technology: holographic waveguide couplers serve the coupling functions between optical planar waveguides and laser sources/detectors; and planar waveguide holograms are used to distribute signals in various directions. Both holograms can realize fan-out and/or fan-in operations. In particular, long interaction lengths possible in planar waveguide holograms can result in high angular selectivity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1178, Optical Interconnects in the Computer Environment, (23 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963376
Show Author Affiliations
T. Jannson, Physical Optics Corporation (United States)
F. Lin, Physical Optics Corporation (United States)
B. Moslehi, Physical Optics Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1178:
Optical Interconnects in the Computer Environment
James Pazaris; Gerald R. Willenbring, Editor(s)

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