Free-space interconnect for optical switch and analogue neural network

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Abstract

In this paper, the architecture of a vector-matrix multiplier (MVM) is simulated. The optical design can be made compact by the use of GRIN lenses for the optical fan-in. The intended application area was in storage area networks (SANs) but the concept can be applied to a neural network.

Keywords

Free-space optical switch storage area network optical neural network 

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© Allerton Press, Inc. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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