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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4120–4126

Superimposing acceleration and optimization method of optical reconfiguration speed without any increase of laser power

Takayuki Mabuchi and Minoru Watanabe  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 22, pp. 4120-4126 (2010)

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This paper proposes a method of superimposing acceleration and optimizing the optical reconfiguration speed while requiring no increase of laser power. Using this technique, the optical reconfiguration speed is increased by superimposing multiple configuration contexts. Simultaneously, optimization of the number of configuration contexts and reconfiguration speed is possible. A full four-context optically reconfigurable gate array system consisting of an optically reconfigurable gate array VLSI, an easily rewritable liquid crystal holographic memory, and four vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers was constructed to demonstrate this method. This paper clarifies the method’s benefits using experimental results obtained from the demonstration system.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.3750) Integrated optics : Optical logic devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: September 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2010
Published: July 21, 2010

Takayuki Mabuchi and Minoru Watanabe, "Superimposing acceleration and optimization method of optical reconfiguration speed without any increase of laser power," Appl. Opt. 49, 4120-4126 (2010)

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