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Integrated packaging of optical backplanes
Author(s): Juergen Jahns
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Paper Abstract

An approach is described to integrate optical systems on single substrates. It uses free-space optical propagation of the light signals inside the substrate and lithographically fabricated optical elements that can be aligned and mounted with submicron precision. Two-dimensional arrays of surface-emitting laser diodes and detector arrays can be used to implement integrated-optical backplanes in electronic multiprocessor systems or all-optical computers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1389, Microelectronic Interconnects and Packages: Optical and Electrical Technologies, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25551
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Juergen Jahns, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1389:
Microelectronic Interconnects and Packages: Optical and Electrical Technologies
Gnanalingam Arjavalingam; James Pazaris, Editor(s)

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