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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1989
  • pp: 3134–3137

Interconnect density capabilities of computer generated holograms for optical interconnection of very large scale integrated circuits

Michael R. Feldman and Clark C. Guest  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 28, Issue 15, pp. 3134-3137 (1989)

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An upper bound on the area of a computer generated hologram (CGH) required to form space variant connections between N transmitters and N × F detectors is determined. The analysis is performed without employing paraxial or small transmitter divergence angle approximations. It is shown that a previously proposed method for performing space variant interconnects has limited usefulness for connecting transmitters with large divergence angles. A new architecture employing a double pass CGH is introduced, and an expression is derived for the interconnect density capabilities of this architecture.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 19, 1988
Published: August 1, 1989

Michael R. Feldman and Clark C. Guest, "Interconnect density capabilities of computer generated holograms for optical interconnection of very large scale integrated circuits," Appl. Opt. 28, 3134-3137 (1989)

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