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Optical interconnect technology for multiprocessor networks
Author(s): John D. Crow
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Paper Abstract

Networks for connecting processors to each other will require Gigabit/sec data rate; high speed setup; dense packaging, comparable to VLSI electronics; robustness, in terms of reliable components, low link bit-error-rate, and easy reconfigurability; and low cost. A GaAs based OEIC chip with all link adapter functions on one chip, a multichip carrier with self-aligned optics and opto- electronics, and multimode fiber arrays cable and connectors are optical technology elements that could be developed in the near term to provide such a multiprocessor network technology. However, component and link development work is still required to verify the technology's potential for reliability, volume manufacturability, and low cost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 January 1990
PDF: 23 pages
Proc. SPIE 10257, Digital Optical Computing: A Critical Review, 1025706 (16 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.2283570
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John D. Crow, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10257:
Digital Optical Computing: A Critical Review
R. Athale, Editor(s)

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