All-optical stage of an omega network

Dan M. Marom, Naim Konforti, David Mendlovic

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Abstract

All-optical multistage interconnection networks are desirable for overcoming the limitations of optical signal regeneration in switching systems. We present a new implementation of the perfect-shuffle interconnection pattern that is coupled with an all-optical switching element, forming a complete stage of a multistage network. Switching is performed with birefringent calcite crystals and a ferroelectric liquid-crystal device, while interconnection is achieved with a space-semivariant imaging configuration. Cascading the layout allows this system to be used to construct an all-optical multistage interconnection network. An experimental demonstration of the stage is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6946-6950
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Optics
Volume37
Issue number29
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Oct 1998

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