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Feasibility of computer backplane clock distribution with glass lasers
Author(s): Bradley D. Clymer; Padma Krishnamur Sastry
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Paper Abstract

Over half of backplane layers in computers are often required for clock distribution because of isolation and termination problems associated with high frequency signals on electrical wires. Glass and plexiglass sheets have been demonstrated for optical distribution of these signals. We present advantages and disadvantages of laser glasses allowing gain to compensate for output losses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1215, Digital Optical Computing II, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18097
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Bradley D. Clymer, Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Padma Krishnamur Sastry, Ohio State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1215:
Digital Optical Computing II
Raymond Arrathoon, Editor(s)

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