[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 4, No. 3 (1997) 349-353]

A Novel Free-Space Comega Network and Its Optical Implementation

Mingcui CAO,* Fengguang LUO, Li YUAN, Linqiang WANG, Xu JUN, Anjun WAN and Hongpu LI

National Laboratory of Laser Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, P.R. China

(Received May 9, 1996; Accepted February 14, 1997)

A novel free-space multistage interconnection network has been proposed. The network can be implemented using a 1×2 binary phase grating (BPG) which is placed in a 4f imaging system. All optical channels from BPG have been used to form a Comega network. The optomechanical package of the Comega network was made.

Key words : optical interconnection, interconnection network, photonic switching, binary phase grating