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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1987
  • pp: 3455–3457

Three-dimensional optical interconnection gate array

Joseph Shamir  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 26, Issue 16, pp. 3455-3457 (1987)

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A recently proposed planar Fredkin gate array for optical interconnections is extended here into a 3-D array that can be implemented using ferroelectric liquid crystal spatial light modulators. Operating as polarization gates these modulators are efficient and can be incorporated into high performance interconnection networks. Some advantages of the new architecture are discussed and performance characteristics are estimated.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 30, 1987
Published: August 15, 1987

Joseph Shamir, "Three-dimensional optical interconnection gate array," Appl. Opt. 26, 3455-3457 (1987)

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  1. J. Shamir, H. J. Caulfield, “High-Efficiency Rapidly Programmable Optical Interconnections,” Appl. Opt. 26, 1032 (1987). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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