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High-speed multichannel optical switching
Author(s): Andrei L. Mikaelian; Viktor K. Salakhutdinov
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Paper Abstract

The programmable interconnection between N input and N output channels based on a matrix of microholograms is considered. Such a system can be used for optical switching having high speed, about gigabits-per-second. An example of such a system using bacteriorhodopsin film is investigated both theoretically and experimentally. The thickness of bacteriorhodopsin was 50 micrometers and the cell size 3cmx2cm. To maintain interconnects each microhologram was regenerated by means of a routing system composed of a He-Ne laser, deflectors and optical elements. Experimentally, 20 channels were used. The diameter of the microhologram was 1mm, and the diffraction efficiency was about 2%. The tests and calculations show the possibility of arranging 104 switching channels with speed about 1 gigabit per second.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2144, Advanced Photonics Materials for Information Technology, (2 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177218
Show Author Affiliations
Andrei L. Mikaelian, Institute of Optical Neural Technologies (Russia)
Viktor K. Salakhutdinov, Institute of Optical Neural Technologies (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2144:
Advanced Photonics Materials for Information Technology
Shahab Etemad, Editor(s)

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