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Optical Engineering

Performance optimization of a free space optical interconnect system with a metal-semiconductor-metal detector
Author(s): Nedal K. Al-Ababneh; Ateka Khader
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we study the possibility and the potentiality of using metal semiconductor-metal photodetector (MSM-PD) in three-dimensional parallel free space optical interconnect (FSOI) systems. The signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and time response are used as performance measures to optimize the geometry of MSM-PD used in FSOI systems. Both SNR and time response are evaluated, analyzed, and their dependence on feature parameters of the MSM-PD, including finger size, spacing, and number of fingers, are considered. Based on the results obtained, we show that the use of MSM-PD in FSOI improves the interconnect speed at a given acceptable SNR.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 50(8) 085401 doi: 10.1117/1.3605317
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 50, Issue 8
Show Author Affiliations
Nedal K. Al-Ababneh, Jordan Univ. of Science & Technology (Jordan)
Ateka Khader, Jordan Univ. of Science & Technology (Jordan)


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