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Polymer waveguide-based high-speed clock signal distribution system
Author(s): Ting Li; Suning Tang; Randy W. Wickman; Linghui Wu; Feiming Li; Michael Dubinovsky; Ray T. Chen
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Paper Abstract

The increasing demand for clock speed is rapidly exhausting capabilities of interconnection techniques currently employed for high performance supercomputers. In order to address the bottleneck problem at the board level, we have taken a system's approach in developing optoelectronic interconnection layer for board-level high speed optical clock signal distribution. The reported approach employs polymer optical channel waveguides, waveguide clock signal distribution. The reported approach employs polymer based optical channel waveguides, waveguide splitters, and surface-normal waveguide couplers. This paper describes the system architecture, material choice, and fabrication process of board-level waveguides devices to achieve a synchronous global clock signal distribution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3005, Optoelectronic Interconnects and Packaging IV, (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271080
Show Author Affiliations
Ting Li, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Suning Tang, Radiant Research, Inc. (United States)
Randy W. Wickman, Cray Research Inc. (United States)
Linghui Wu, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Feiming Li, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Michael Dubinovsky, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3005:
Optoelectronic Interconnects and Packaging IV
Ray T. Chen; Peter S. Guilfoyle, Editor(s)

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