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High-speed optical interconnect technology for a reconfigurable multiprocessor network
Author(s): Julian Cheng; Yin-Chen Lu; Bo Lu; Andrew C. Alduino; Gerry G. Ortiz; John C. Zolper; John F. Klem; G. Allen Vawter
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Paper Abstract

We review our progress in the development of an optical interconnect technology consisting of optical and optoelectronic switches that integrate vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) with other photonic and electronic components, including heterojunction phototransistors (HPTs) and heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs). We describe a reconfigurable multi-access optical network architecture that allows many high speed electronic processors to simultaneously communicate with each other and with other shared resources, and for its implementation, an integrated optoelectronic switching technology that combines the functions of an optical transceiver and a spatial routing switch. The network provides parallel and dynamically reconfigurable optical interconnections between nodes, as well as optoelectronic interfaces to each processor. By converting data between the electrical and optical formats, these multi-functional switches can receive or transmit optical data, or to bypass and re-route it to another node. Optical switching has been demonstrated experimentally at a data rate of 200 Mb/s, and electrical-to-optical data conversion has been achieved at a data rate of > 500 Mb/s.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 April 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2400, Optoelectronic Interconnects III, (5 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206327
Show Author Affiliations
Julian Cheng, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Yin-Chen Lu, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Bo Lu, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Andrew C. Alduino, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Gerry G. Ortiz, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
John C. Zolper, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
John F. Klem, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
G. Allen Vawter, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2400:
Optoelectronic Interconnects III
Ray T. Chen; Harvard Scott Hinton, Editor(s)

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