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Photorefractive fiber storage, switching, interconnects, and the technological challenges
Author(s): Francis T. S. Yu
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Paper Abstract

Recently, photorefractive fibers have been successfully grown in the Material Research Laboratory at Penn State. Long fibers of excellent optical quality are easier to grow, and the cost of growing these fibers is substantially less than the cost of growing an equivalent thick volume of bulk materials. In this invited paper, we shall briefly review some recent works done at Penn. State. First, a laser heated pedestal growth (LHPG) technique to grow single crystal PR fiber is described. Angular and wavelength selectivities for the fiber holograms are evaluated, in which we show that the reflection-type wavelength-multiplexed fiber holograms offer a uniform and higher selectivity. Application of the PR fiber holograms to optical memory, interconnects, switching, and the technological issues is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 January 1994
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 2051, International Conference on Optical Information Processing, (21 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.166032
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Francis T. S. Yu, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2051:
International Conference on Optical Information Processing
Yuri V. Gulyaev; Dennis R. Pape, Editor(s)

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