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VCSEL-based smart pixels and their applications
Author(s): Tatsushi Nakahara; H. Tsuda; Shinji Matsuo; Takashi Kurokawa
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Paper Abstract

Time division multiplexing has been generally used to increase the total throughput in optical communication systems. However, spatially-parallel optical interconnection technologies will be more effective over short distances (i.e., less than a few hundred meters). This is because data transmission in a parallel format makes system integration simple, reducing the latency of mux/demux functions, and thus results in lower power consumption and lower cost. VCSELs are very important for constructing parallel optical interconnection systems because they can emit a number of broadband optical signals simultaneously. In addition to their one- or two-dimensional structure, they have such advantages as a low cost, low operating current, and surface-normal emission. The surface-normal structure makes it easy to introduce optical input and output (I/O) into LSIs, which are important for constructing high-density optical interconnection systems.1

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 January 1998
PDF: 22 pages
Proc. SPIE 10292, Heterogeneous Integration: Systems on a Chip: A Critical Review, 102920A (27 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300618
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Tatsushi Nakahara, NTT Optoelectronics Labs. (Japan)
H. Tsuda, NTT Optoelectronics Labs. (Japan)
Shinji Matsuo, NTT Optoelectronics Labs. (Japan)
Takashi Kurokawa, NTT Optoelectronics Labs. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10292:
Heterogeneous Integration: Systems on a Chip: A Critical Review
Anis Husain; Mahmoud Fallahi, Editor(s)

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