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100x100 fiber cross-connect circuit using VCSEL-based links
Author(s): Jun Ai; Yao Li; Ting Wang
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Paper Abstract

A fully packaged opto-electronic cross-connect interconnect fiber circuit for data communication applications is demonstrated. Using bit-parallel optical link technology, the circuit offers EO and OE conversion capability, as well as 100 X 100 cross-connectivity. Using this technology together with an array of 10 X 10 digital electronic switches, fast cross-connect switches of the scale of 100 X 100 can be implemented. The insertion loss of the compact 100 X 100 cross-connect interconnect circuit ranges from 0.4 dB to 2.9 dB among all possible connections. Optical transmissions with bit-error-rate of < 10-12 can be maintained at near 1 Gb/s channel bandwidth when the circuit is powered by the OPTOBUS chips. The system is expected to have an aggregated interconnect bandwidth near 100 Gb/s when being fully connected with the OPTOBUS chips.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3632, Optoelectronic Interconnects VI, (13 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.344612
Show Author Affiliations
Jun Ai, NEC Research Institute (United States)
Yao Li, NEC Research Institute (United States)
Ting Wang, NEC C&C Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3632:
Optoelectronic Interconnects VI
Julian P. G. Bristow; Suning Tang, Editor(s)

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