16 January 1990 Optical interconnect technology for multiprocessor networks
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Proceedings Volume 10257, Digital Optical Computing: A Critical Review; 1025706 (1990) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2283570
Event: Digital Optical Computing, 1990, Los Angeles, United States
Abstract
Networks for connecting processors to each other will require Gigabit/sec data rate; high speed setup; dense packaging, comparable to VLSI electronics; robustness, in terms of reliable components, low link bit-error-rate, and easy reconfigurability; and low cost. A GaAs based OEIC chip with all link adapter functions on one chip, a multichip carrier with self-aligned optics and opto- electronics, and multimode fiber arrays cable and connectors are optical technology elements that could be developed in the near term to provide such a multiprocessor network technology. However, component and link development work is still required to verify the technology's potential for reliability, volume manufacturability, and low cost.
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John D. Crow, "Optical interconnect technology for multiprocessor networks", Proc. SPIE 10257, Digital Optical Computing: A Critical Review, 1025706 (16 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.2283570; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2283570
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