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Receiver and transmitter designs for optical interconnects
Author(s): Marc E. Landgraf; Charles A. Eldering; Stephen T. Kowel; Patrick F. Brinkley
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Paper Abstract

Fundamental design issues are discussed relevant to the free-space optical interconnection of silicon-integrated circuits. Such systems require spatial light modulators integrated onto the surface of very large scale integrated devices, and detection circuits which allow recovery of the optically transmitted signal. Transmitter and receiver designs are discussed for free-space optical interconnects, and the design of a differential detection circuit is examined which allows recovery of binary data from a transmitter under condition of low modulation efficiency. Results from a custom fabricated CMOS differential receiving circuit are given which demonstrate the feasibility of low modulation differential detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1347, Optical Information Processing Systems and Architectures II, (27 December 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23446
Show Author Affiliations
Marc E. Landgraf, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Charles A. Eldering, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Stephen T. Kowel, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Patrick F. Brinkley, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1347:
Optical Information Processing Systems and Architectures II
Bahram Javidi, Editor(s)

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