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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 1998
  • pp: 6946–6950

All-optical stage of an Omega network

Dan M. Marom, Naim Konforti, and David Mendlovic  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 29, pp. 6946-6950 (1998)

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All-optical multistage interconnection networks are desirable for overcoming the limitations of optical signal regeneration in switching systems. We present a new implementation of the perfect-shuffle interconnection pattern that is coupled with an all-optical switching element, forming a complete stage of a multistage network. Switching is performed with birefringent calcite crystals and a ferroelectric liquid-crystal device, while interconnection is achieved with a space-semivariant imaging configuration. Cascading the layout allows this system to be used to construct an all-optical multistage interconnection network. An experimental demonstration of the stage is presented.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(200.2610) Optics in computing : Free-space digital optics
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects

Original Manuscript: March 26, 1998
Revised Manuscript: June 26, 1998
Published: October 10, 1998

Dan M. Marom, Naim Konforti, and David Mendlovic, "All-optical stage of an Omega network," Appl. Opt. 37, 6946-6950 (1998)

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