Accession Number : ADP008674

Title :   Optical Bus Interconnection System by Using SELFOC Lenses and Planar Microlens Arrays,

Corporate Author : NIPPON SHEET GLASS CO LTD ITAMI CENTRAL RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hamanaka, Kenjiro

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Optical interconnection in optical processing system or in electronic computer system has many potential advantages in terms of channel capacity, transfer rate and so on. Recently, many types of optical interconnection system have been proposed and examined. Free-space (three-dimensional) optical system can deal with the large amount of information, however, it is difficult to achieve precise assembling and high durability. Here, we have proposed an optical bus interconnection system by using SELFOC lenses and planar microlens arrays, which has possibility to overcome the problems associated with the free-space optical system. A way for fabrication, features, optical properties and possible applications are discussed with some experimental results.

Descriptors :   *INTERFACES, OPTICAL PROCESSING, THREE DIMENSIONAL, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, SUBSTRATES.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE