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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1993
  • pp: 376–378

High-throughput optical image crossbar switch that uses a point light source array

Masaki Fukui and Ken-ichi Kitayama  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 376-378 (1993)

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A high-throughput optical image crossbar switch (OPIX) that uses a point light source array as the switching device is constructed. A prototype OPIX is used to create various switching patterns for two-dimensional images. The newly constructed OPIX is suitable for high-speed operation because it uses point light sources instead of an optical shutter array as the switching device. Since it is based on an imaging system, the OPIX has a large space-bandwidth product. The introduction of OPIX to optical image data buses of parallel optical processing systems is particularly significant.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 14, 1992
Published: March 1, 1993

Masaki Fukui and Ken-ichi Kitayama, "High-throughput optical image crossbar switch that uses a point light source array," Opt. Lett. 18, 376-378 (1993)

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