Optical Review

, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp 516–521 | Cite as

Design of free-space optical interconnects using two Gabor superlenses

  • Anel Garza-Rivera
  • Francisco-Javier Renero-CarrilloEmail author
  • Carlos-G Trevino-Palacios
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We propose a novel design of micro-optical devices based on multi-aperture compound insect eyes, which transfer a point-to-point multichannel free space signal combined with a diffraction grating. The system is inspired in the refractive superposition compound eyes configuration known as Gabor superlens (GSL) using microlens arrays. A switching function and wave division multiplexing are achieved by introducing a diffraction grating placed in the global focus of the system. The source characteristics, either coherent or incoherent, influence the device performance.


free-space optical interconnects multiplexer demultiplexer compound eyes multi-aperture optics wave division multiplexing Gabor superlens 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anel Garza-Rivera
    • 1
  • Francisco-Javier Renero-Carrillo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carlos-G Trevino-Palacios
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y ElectrónicaPueblaMéxico

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