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24 May 2000 High-performance vertical-cavity laser, driver, and receiver arrays for 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
Massively parallel optical interconnects are appropriate to ease the data bandwidth bottleneck that will occur in future computing applications. Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) are promising sources for emerging 2D optical systems such as free space and guided wave optical interconnects. We discuss the development of high performance VCSEL arrays, including individually addressable and matrix addressable arrays. We also show the characteristics of GaAs microelectronic driver and photoreceiver chips that have been designed to interface with Si-based CMOS circuitry. Finally, the potential of these source and receiver modules for use in free space or guided wave parallel channel optical interconnect architectures will be described.
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Kent D. Choquette, Vincent M. Hietala, Kent M. Geib, Ronald D. Briggs, Andrew A. Allerman, and Jana Jo Hindi "High-performance vertical-cavity laser, driver, and receiver arrays for optical interconnects", Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000);

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