Accession Number : ADP007407

Title :   Space-Variant Holographic Optical Elements for Switching Networks and General Interconnects,

Corporate Author : ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG UNIV (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Schwider, J. ; Stork, W. ; Streibl, N. ; Volkel, R.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : To realize optical interconnects of arbitrary design, space-variant optical elements are necessary. For such applications planar holographic optical elements (HOE) offer the highest degree of flexibility and ease of production, however their diffraction-based operation gives rise to chromatic aberrations. If semiconductor lasers with poor wavelength stability are used as optical sources, the problem of chromatic aberrations can seriously limit the operation of a HOE. In this work estimates for the number of independent space-variant interconnects, their spatial tolerances and their wavelength stability are considered.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL CIRCUITS, *CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, *HOLOGRAPHY, DIFFRACTION, ESTIMATES, LASERS, OPERATION, PRODUCTION, SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS, STABILITY, TOLERANCE, WORK, GERMANY, OPTICAL SWITCHING, PHOTONICS.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Holography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE