Optical Review

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 189–193

Real-Time Reconfigurable Interconnections for Parallel Optical Processing

  • Neil McArdle
  • Mohammad R. Taghizadeh

DOI: 10.1007/s10043-995-0189-5

Cite this article as:
McArdle, N. & Taghizadeh, M.R. OPT REV (1995) 2: 189. doi:10.1007/s10043-995-0189-5


In this letter we describe the advantages of a dynamic optical interconnection system for parallel information processing applications. The system is based on a liquid crystal television which acts as a binary phase-only spatial light modulator. We describe example algorithms where reconfigurable interconnects would be useful and present results of several interconnection topologies which have been implemented.

Key words

optical computingdynamic optical interconnectionsparallel processingliquid crystal spatial light modulatorsphase-only modulation

Copyright information

© The Optical Society of Japan 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil McArdle
    • 1
  • Mohammad R. Taghizadeh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsHeriot-Watt UniversityU.K.