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Degree of freedom, interconnect capacity, and connectivity
Author(s): Yao Li
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, in order to properly promote usage's of optics for future interconnection applications, we revisit some fundamental physics governing light propagation in linear media. In particular, we wish to address how the point-topoint data communication capacity is related to the degree of freedom (DOF) of optics, and how packaging and other constraints limit the DOF of optics for exercising its power of interconnections. We hope that a correct understanding of the fundamentals of optics for interconnections can help maximize its advantages while bypassing its drawbacks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3288, Optoelectronic Interconnects V, (5 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.307582
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Yao Li, NEC Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3288:
Optoelectronic Interconnects V
Ray T. Chen; Julian P. G. Bristow, Editor(s)

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