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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2004
  • pp: 1342–1348

Double-layer networks with holographic optical switches

Jiun-Shiou Deng, Ming-Feng Lu, and Yang-Tung Huang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 6, pp. 1342-1348 (2004)

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The double-layer networks have the advantages of being strictly nonblocking and having a simpler routing algorithm, the lowest system insertion loss, a zero differential loss, fewer drivers, fewer interconnection lines, fewer crossovers, and the best signal-to-noise-ratio characteristic compared with any nondilated network. Using holographic optical switches to construct these networks not only eliminates all interconnection lines and crossovers but also reduces the number of drivers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects

Original Manuscript: February 12, 2003
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2003
Published: February 20, 2004

Jiun-Shiou Deng, Ming-Feng Lu, and Yang-Tung Huang, "Double-layer networks with holographic optical switches," Appl. Opt. 43, 1342-1348 (2004)

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