A general optical interconnection system with phase-only masks is proposed; it is a high-efficiency system. The optical general transform theory is modified for the design. Results show that an arbitrary one-to-one interconnection pattern between an array of N sources and N detectors can be achieved by two phase-only masks in which the number of sampling points is N2.
© 1991 Optical Society of America
G. G. Yang, D. L. Lian, J. J. Zhang, J. B. Chen, and Y. P. Ho, "Design of a general optical interconnection system with phase-only masks," Opt. Lett. 16, 162-164 (1991)