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High-capacity optical spatial switch based on reversible holograms
Author(s): Andrei L. Mikaelian; Viktor K. Salakhutdinov; Nicolai N. Vsevolodov; Tatyana V. Dyukova
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the architecture of an N X N optical spatial switch in which independent and arbitrary switching is realized using diffraction of light beams by a microhologram array (MA) programmed by two 1 X N acousto-optical elements. It is shown that a bacteriorhodopsin film can be used as a recording medium for MA. The throughput of each channel, being up to several Gbit/s the capacity of such a switch, can reach 104 X 104 channels, the time of an arbitrary switching being not more than 100 ms. Experimental results are given proving the possibility of implementing a switch having said characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1621, Optical Memory and Neural Networks, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50423
Show Author Affiliations
Andrei L. Mikaelian, Scientific Council for Cybernetics (Russia)
Viktor K. Salakhutdinov, Scientific Council for Cybernetics (Russia)
Nicolai N. Vsevolodov, Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics (Russia)
Tatyana V. Dyukova, Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1621:
Optical Memory and Neural Networks
Andrei L. Mikaelian, Editor(s)

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