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  • Vol. 45, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2006
  • pp: 63–75

Cross-talk analysis in a telecentric adaptive free-space optical relay based on a spatial light modulator

Diego Gil Leyva, Brian Robertson, Charley J. Henderson, Timothy D. Wilkinson, Dominic C. O'Brien, and Grahame Faulkner  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 1, pp. 63-75 (2006)

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We present an analysis of the performance limit of an adaptive multichannel free-space optical interconnect based on a spatial light modulator (SLM). The SLM function is to provide an active alignment of the signal beam in the detector plane. A thorough cross-talk analysis based on the diffractive properties of an ideal SLM in an isoplanatic optical system is shown. We analyze the performance in terms of the bit-error rate (BER) due to cross talk between different channels in the optical interconnect for different alignment states and for different phase-modulation schemes.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(200.2610) Optics in computing : Free-space digital optics
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

Diego Gil Leyva, Brian Robertson, Charley J. Henderson, Timothy D. Wilkinson, Dominic C. O'Brien, and Grahame Faulkner, "Cross-talk analysis in a telecentric adaptive free-space optical relay based on a spatial light modulator," Appl. Opt. 45, 63-75 (2006)

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