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Intercircuit optical interconnects using quantum-well modulators
Author(s): Robert C. Goodfellow; Martin J. Goodwin; Andrew J. Moseley
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Paper Abstract

Single chip microprocessor performance is projected to rise from around 32 bit 100 MIVs in 1990/1 towards 64 bit 1000 MIP''s by the end of the decade. New approaches to high speed parallel interconnections could clearly impact the exploitation of such massive computing power. In this paper we describe feasibility studies on optical interconnects. We explore the potential of optics to meet the speed power and crosstalk requirements for future VLSI IC interconnection. Indium Phosphide based quantum well modulators and photodetectors have been studied for coupling data to and from the I. C. Multimode waveguides are promising for the optical pathway.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1389, Microelectronic Interconnects and Packages: Optical and Electrical Technologies, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25560
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Robert C. Goodfellow, Plessey Research Caswell Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Martin J. Goodwin, Plessey Research Caswell Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Andrew J. Moseley, Plessey Research Caswell Ltd. (United Kingdom)


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

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