Design of free-space optical interconnects using two Gabor superlenses
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- Garza-Rivera, A., Renero-Carrillo, FJ. & Trevino-Palacios, CG. OPT REV (2014) 21: 516. doi:10.1007/s10043-014-0081-2
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.