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Experimental Results From A Freespace Beam Steering Crossbar Prototype
Author(s): Alfred Hartmann; Danny Pyles
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Paper Abstract

We give a brief description of a freespace beam steering crossbar switch design using acousto-optic deflectors, and report the results of an experiment to accurately measure beam deflection time for the beam width required to support our design. A beam diameter of lmm to allow reasonable separation of 32 potential targets along an axis was steerable in 130 ns to 569 ns, depending on beam proximity to the piezoelectric transducer. All experimental components and instru-mentation used are commercially available.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1178, Optical Interconnects in the Computer Environment, (23 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963380
Show Author Affiliations
Alfred Hartmann, Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) (United States)
Danny Pyles, Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1178:
Optical Interconnects in the Computer Environment
James Pazaris; Gerald R. Willenbring, Editor(s)

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