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Experimental demonstration of a high-speed free-space interconnect based on optical ring topology
Author(s): Jian-Ming Wang; Emmanuel G. Kanterakis; Al Katz; Yan Zhang; Yao Li; Nicholas D. Murray
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, the design and implementation of a high speed optical ring topology based free space optical interconnect is described. This interconnect system operates at 500 MHz and consists of 16 laser transmitters, a four channel free space interconnect, and a fast speed receiver. A Nearest Neighbor interconnect has been successfully demonstrated. At the data rate of 500 MHz, the total system throughput is 8 Gbps. The system can easily be operated at much higher data rates since the rate was only limited by the electronic circuitry. A discussion is given about device issues such as optical switching devices and practical system design issues such as integration and interface with current electronic systems is considered. This interconnect is very promising in the implementation of ultra fast massively parallel SIMD machines.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2240, Advances in Optical Information Processing VI, (29 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179123
Show Author Affiliations
Jian-Ming Wang, InterDigital Telecom, Inc. (United States)
Emmanuel G. Kanterakis, InterDigital Telecom, Inc. (United States)
Al Katz, InterDigital Telecom, Inc. (United States)
Yan Zhang, InterDigital Telecom, Inc. (United States)
Yao Li, NEC Research Institute (United States)
Nicholas D. Murray, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2240:
Advances in Optical Information Processing VI
Dennis R. Pape, Editor(s)

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