14 June 1996 Free-space optical system based on vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers and self-electro-optic effect devices
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Proceedings Volume 2749, Photonic Component Engineering and Applications; (1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243091
Event: Aerospace/Defense Sensing and Controls, 1996, Orlando, FL, United States
Abstract
A cascaded optical logic system is reported in which an array of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) selectively controls an array of symmetric self-electro- optic effect devices (S-SEEDs). This configuration allows interconnect masks to be reconfigured dynamically by selectively disabling microlasers through a host controller. A single-array system in which an optical input is sequenced through successive rows of an S-SEED array is demonstrated. The system is operated by setting the initial states of the S-SEEDs using the VCSELs and then optically scrolling the data from row to row.
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James M. Battiato, Thomas W. Stone, Miles J. Murdocca, Rebecca Jane Bussjager, "Free-space optical system based on vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers and self-electro-optic effect devices", Proc. SPIE 2749, Photonic Component Engineering and Applications, (14 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243091; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.243091
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Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

Control systems

Beam splitters

Free space optics

Reflectivity

Optical logic

Wave plates

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