26 July 1993 Optical hardware design for free-space optical computing and switching
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Proceedings Volume 1983, 16th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics as a Key to High Technology; 19833Z (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2308562
Event: 16th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics as a Key to High Technology, 1993, Budapest, Hungary
Abstract
The continuing increases in clock speed and electronic complexity of today's high performance digital systems have led to widespread investigation of new multi-technology interconnect and packaging solutions. Optical interconnects may be one such solution. Free-space optical interconnects (FSOIs) offer an evolutionary means of extending the performance of electronic technology by alleviating the communication "bottlenecks" in systems needing high speed, high density intercon- nections. Rather than concentrating the optical energy via waveguides, free-space optical interconnects use the dimension perpendicular to the planes containing the electronics, transmitters, and receivers. The enabling technologies for FSOI sys- tems include optical imaging systems, opto-mechanical packaging, two-dimensional optoelectronic (OE) device arrays, and diagnostic/test equipment.
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F. B. McCormick, "Optical hardware design for free-space optical computing and switching", Proc. SPIE 1983, 16th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics as a Key to High Technology, 19833Z (26 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.2308562; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2308562
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