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Diffractive optical propagation techniques for mixed-signal CAD tools
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Paper Abstract

Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools for modeling optical computing systems use a variety of different optical propagation techniques. However, for modeling micro-systems, common optical modeling techniques are not always valid. This paper discusses various optical propagation models for optical micro-systems by examining the requirements imposed by the physical size of the microsystems and the goal of achieving an interactive CAD framework. Based on these constraints, an appropriate optical model is chosen and used in our opto-electro-mechanical CAD tool, Chatoyant, to perform simulations of 2 X 2 micro-optical switch systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386882
Show Author Affiliations
Timothy P. Kurzweg, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
Steven Peter Levitan, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
Jose A. Martinez, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
Philippe J. Marchand, Optical Micro Machines Inc. (United States)
Donald M. Chiarulli, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4089:
Optics in Computing 2000
Roger A. Lessard; Tigran V. Galstian, Editor(s)

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