We present several optical interconnection structures which support communication requirements unique to multiprocessor systems, namely, broadcasting, multicasting, simulcasting, and multiport memory access. The structures are based on guided wave time division multiplexed channels and use coincident pulse techniques to optically demultiplex individual bits at selected destinations. We describe 1- and 2-D structures which are appropriate for processor to processor interconnections and for processor to memory interconnections, respectively.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 9, 1989
Published: May 10, 1990
Steven P. Levitan, Donald M. Chiarulli, and Rami G. Melhem, "Coincident pulse techniques for multiprocessor interconnection structures," Appl. Opt. 29, 2024-2033 (1990)