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1 July 1990 Application of photorefractive crystals to optical interconnection
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Proceedings Volume 1215, Digital Optical Computing II; (1990)
Event: OE/LASE '90, 1990, Los Angeles, CA, United States
The application of photorefractive crystals (PRCs) to optical interconnection and switching networks is discussed. Examining the advantages and disadvantages of PRCs compared to existing optical interconnection approaches, it is shown that their major applications are reconfigurable interconnection networks. Systems using volume hologram superposition to provide fast reconfiguration (compared to the photorefractive response time) are of particular interest. Three such systems currently being investigated are discussed.
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Joseph Earl Ford, Sing H. Lee, and Yeshaiahu Fainman "Application of photorefractive crystals to optical interconnection", Proc. SPIE 1215, Digital Optical Computing II, (1 July 1990);

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