20 October 1992 Fabrication and testing issues in free-space digital optical switching and computing (Invited Paper)
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Proceedings Volume 1720, Intl Symp on Optical Fabrication, Testing, and Surface Evaluation; (1992) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.132166
Event: International Symposium on Optical Fabrication, Testing, and Surface Evaluation, 1992, Tokyo, Japan
Abstract
Free-space optical interconnections offer a means to alleviate many high speed, high density communications problems in digital systems. The realization of this new technology involves the application of many classical optical testing techniques, as well as the development of several novel tools and techniques. We describe the design and implementation of a free-space optically interconnected switching fabric, and the fabrication and testing techniques involved. The lenses, polarizing beam-splitters, lasers, and diffractive optics used in the experiment were tested for optical transmission efficiency and uniformity, and wavefront quality.
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Frederick B. McCormick, Frederick B. McCormick, Jose M. Sasian, Jose M. Sasian, Randall J. Crisci, Randall J. Crisci, Rick L. Morrison, Rick L. Morrison, Frank A. P. Tooley, Frank A. P. Tooley, Esther Kerbis, Esther Kerbis, Sonya L. Walker, Sonya L. Walker, } "Fabrication and testing issues in free-space digital optical switching and computing (Invited Paper)", Proc. SPIE 1720, Intl Symp on Optical Fabrication, Testing, and Surface Evaluation, (20 October 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.132166; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.132166
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