Accession Number : ADP007381

Title :   Multistage Reconfigurable Optical Interconnection Network Using Polarization Switch Arrays,

Corporate Author : FUJITSU LTD KAWASAKI (JAPAN)

Personal Author(s) : Nakagami, Tokakiyo ; Yamamoto, Tsuyoshi ; Itoh, Hiroyasu N.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : In this paper, we propose a multistage optical interconnection network using polarization switch arrays which is capable of realizing a multichannel reconfigurable optical interconnection network. The basic operation has been demonstrated with two-stage 4x4 network testbed using liquid crystal light valves (LCLVs). Furthermore, the feasible channel number as a function of the optical beam size and the routing algorithm for the 8x8 nonblocking crossconnect network are discussed. Finally, a concept of the extended 16xl6 Banyan network suitable for the integrated structure is presented.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL SWITCHING, *CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, *ELECTROOPTICS, ALGORITHMS, ARRAYS, CHANNELS, FUNCTIONS, LIQUID CRYSTALS, MULTICHANNEL, NETWORKS, NUMBERS, OPERATION, POLARIZATION, ROUTING, STRUCTURES, TEST BEDS, KERR CELLS, ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, JAPAN.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE