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24 May 2000 Design of misalignment-tolerant free-space optical interconnects
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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
This paper addresses the issue of alignment in free-space optical interconnects by investigation optical configurations that are inherently tolerant to misalignment. This is done by evaluating different designs for a module which integrates an optoelectronic-VLSI chip with one or two lens array components. The designs are compared using a common set of system parameters and closed-form analytical expressions are derived for misalignment tolerances and system scalability. It is shown that the alignability of a module can be adequately specified by the product of its lateral and tilt misalignment tolerance and this product is an invariant of the system. Misalignment-tolerant configurations are identified and general design guidelines are formulated.
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Michael H. Ayliffe and David V. Plant "Design of misalignment-tolerant free-space optical interconnects", Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000);

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