Three-stage optical interconnection networks for use in massively parallel processors are proposed. Wavelength-division- and space-division-multiplexing switches used in these networks are described, and free-space optics to assist in the construction of networks that are small and provide high throughput are discussed.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 7, 1995
Revised Manuscript: October 19, 1995
Published: March 10, 1996
Shigeru Kawai and Hisakazu Kurita, "Electrophotonic computer networks with strictly nonblocking and self-routing functions," Appl. Opt. 35, 1309-1316 (1996)