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Optical Engineering

Parallel optical link for multichannel interconnections at gigabit rate
Author(s): Holger Karstensen; Joerg Wieland; Roberto Dal Ara; Markus Blaser
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Paper Abstract

A 12-fiber unidirectional parallel optical link called PAROLI with discrete Tx and Rx modules and a total bandwidth exceeding 12 Gbits/s is presented. The Tx and Rx module dimensions are 50 mm length, 18 mm width, and 10.5 mm height. The packages have 72 pins with 0.65-mm pitch in surface mount technology. The optical port is an MT-compatible 62.5-mm core graded-index multimode fiber array connector. The supply voltage is 3.3 V. The electrical signal interface is compatible to the Low Voltage Differential Signal Standard (LVDS, IEEE P1596-3 standard).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 37(12) doi: 10.1117/1.602033
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 37, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Holger Karstensen, Siemens AG (Germany)
Joerg Wieland, Siemens Fiber Optics (Germany)
Roberto Dal Ara, Optospeed SA (Germany)
Markus Blaser, Optospeed SA (Germany)


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