24 May 2000 Modulator-based multistage free-space optical interconnection system
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Proceedings Volume 4089, Optics in Computing 2000; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.386862
Event: 2000 International Topical Meeting on Optics in Computing (OC2000), 2000, Quebec City, Canada
We describe the design and implementation of a free-space optical interconnect for multi-processor and backplane applications. The system is designed to interconnect 4 nodes in a unidirectional ring, with a total of 256 data channels propagating from node to node. Each node contains an array 512 GaAs electro-absorption modulators and 512 photodetectors, hybridly attached to a silicon integrated circuit. Light is relayed between nodes with a rigid micro- optical system. System results are presented.
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Andrew G. Kirk, Andrew G. Kirk, David V. Plant, David V. Plant, Ted H. Szymanski, Ted H. Szymanski, Z. G. Vranesic, Z. G. Vranesic, John Alfred Trezza, John Alfred Trezza, Frank A. P. Tooley, Frank A. P. Tooley, D. R. Rolston, D. R. Rolston, Michael H. Ayliffe, Michael H. Ayliffe, Frederic K. Lacroix, Frederic K. Lacroix, D. Kabal, D. Kabal, Brian Robertson, Brian Robertson, Eric Bernier, Eric Bernier, D. Filiatrault-Brosseau, D. Filiatrault-Brosseau, Feras S. J. Michael, Feras S. J. Michael, E. L. Chuah, E. L. Chuah, } "Modulator-based multistage free-space optical interconnection system", Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386862; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.386862

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