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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 26 — Sep. 10, 1992
  • pp: 5527–5535

Reconfigurable free-space optical interconnections with a phase-only liquid-crystal spatial light modulator

Thomas H. Barnes, Tomoaki Eiju, Kiyofumi Matsuda, Hiroyuki Ichikawa, Mohammed R. Taghizadeh, and Jari Turunen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 26, pp. 5527-5535 (1992)

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A range of space-invariant and space-variant holographic optical interconnections are demonstrated with the aid of a nematic liquid-crystal panel that is capable of nearly continuous phase modulation. Results on fan-out, nearest-neighbor/next-nearest-neighbor interconnects, and 8-bit perfect shuffle are presented. The diffraction efficiencies are close to 15% of incident light in all cases.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 12, 1991
Published: September 10, 1992

Thomas H. Barnes, Tomoaki Eiju, Kiyofumi Matsuda, Hiroyuki Ichikawa, Mohammed R. Taghizadeh, and Jari Turunen, "Reconfigurable free-space optical interconnections with a phase-only liquid-crystal spatial light modulator," Appl. Opt. 31, 5527-5535 (1992)

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