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24 May 2000 1.25-Gb/s transmitter for an adaptive redundant free-space optical interconnect
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Proceedings Volume 4089, Optics in Computing 2000; (2000)
Event: 2000 International Topical Meeting on Optics in Computing (OC2000), 2000, Quebec City, Canada
In order to provide a reliable optical link, the emitters and detectors within a free-space optical interconnect need to be aligned to each other within tight tolerances. Typical methods to achieve this alignment involve the use of precision optomechanics or active steering elements. An alternative approach to the alignment problem is to use spatial redundancy. One way to accomplish this is by increasing the number of possible optical links and using only a subset of those links to provide reliable high-speed channels. This paper presents the design and testing of a high speed transmitter chip developed for an adaptive redundant optical interconnect system. Optoelectronic design and device packaging will also be described.
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Eric Bernier, Paul C. Popescu, M. Mony, Eric Bisaillon, M. Salzberg, Andrew G. Kirk, and David V. Plant "1.25-Gb/s transmitter for an adaptive redundant free-space optical interconnect", Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000);


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