INFORMATION OPTICS

Optical Review

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 189-193

First online:

Real-Time Reconfigurable Interconnections for Parallel Optical Processing

  • Neil McArdleAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, Heriot-Watt University
  • , Mohammad R. TaghizadehAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, Heriot-Watt University

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Abstract

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 computing dynamic optical interconnections parallel processing liquid crystal spatial light modulators phase-only modulation