An optical spatial interconnection network consisting of a 2-D source array, a lens array, and a detector array is suitable for use as the interconnection device in multiprocessor systems and neural networks. This paper describes the theoretical limits on the maximum channel numbers of these networks derived from optical restrictions. These results yield optimum design parameters for an interconnection network.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 14, 1989
Published: March 10, 1990
Toshikazu Sakano, Kazuhiro Noguchi, and Takao Matsumoto, "Optical limits for spatial interconnection networks using 2-D optical array devices," Appl. Opt. 29, 1094-1100 (1990)