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Holographic optical elements for free-space clock distribution
Author(s): Helmut Zarschizky; Holger Karstensen; Christian Gerndt; Ekkehard Klement; Hartmut W. Schneider
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Paper Abstract

Optical clock distribution is an attractive technique to avoid clock skew in highspeed digital systems. For short lengths free space distribution by holographic optical elements (HOE) has specific advantages. We will report on the requirements of the optical system in respect of necessary light power and its equipartition to the photoreceivers. We give an estimation for the maximum number for optical fanout con sidering especially ECL circuits. Specific system constraints lead to a certain layout for the whole arrangement. The realization of a distinct HOE type is carried out in form of a binary phase reflection HOE which is produced by dry etching of silicon. The measured diffraction efficiency is close to the theoretical limit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1389, Microelectronic Interconnects and Packages: Optical and Electrical Technologies, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25569
Show Author Affiliations
Helmut Zarschizky, Siemens AG (Germany)
Holger Karstensen, Siemens AG (Germany)
Christian Gerndt, Siemens AG (Germany)
Ekkehard Klement, Siemens AG (Germany)
Hartmut W. Schneider, Siemens AG (Germany)


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

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