1 April 1991 Optical interconnects for parallel processing
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Analytical modeling and practical experience reveal that interconnection networks for large-scale parallel architectures are severely limited by the I/O bandwidth of electrical interconnects. Optical interconnects offer far greater potential in meeting these bandwidth demands. The development of an operational 1024x1024 polyimide waveguide perfect shuffle network and high-density modulator arrays demonstrate how optics can meet this challenge. Further optical switching networks would be possible with the development of single-mode 2x2 waveguide switches. We envisage as feasible the insertion of active optical interconnection networks in future large-scale parallel architectures using integrated arrays of waveguide modulators photodetectors switches and interconnects.
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Aloke Guha, Aloke Guha, Julian P. G. Bristow, Julian P. G. Bristow, Charles T. Sullivan, Charles T. Sullivan, Anis Husain, Anis Husain, } "Optical interconnects for parallel processing", Proc. SPIE 1389, Microelectronic Interconnects and Packages: Optical and Electrical Technologies, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25539; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.25539
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