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Similar-Paths Free-Space Optical Interconnections
Author(s): M. E. Marhic
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Paper Abstract

Free-space optical beams are increasingly being considered to interconnect arrays of processors [1]; for instance, researchers have proposed such optical means to implement the perfect shuffle [2,3,4]. So far the main aspect which has been studied is connectivity, i.e. how to achieve a particular interconnection pattern with adequate signal-to-noise ratio, and little attention has been paid to such aspects as time delays and beam diffraction, which can play major roles in the design of coherent optical processors [5,6,7].

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Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0813, Optics and the Information Age, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967388
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M. E. Marhic, Northwestern University (United States)


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Optics and the Information Age

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