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Research on VCSEL interconnect and OE processing research at Army Research Laboratory
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Paper Abstract

The presentation gives an overview of the ongoing Army Research Laboratory (ARL)/University of Maryland research effort on vertical-cavity-surface-emitting-laser (VCSEL) interconnects and OE processing and why this technology is of interest. ARL is conducting a research and development effort to develop VCSELs, VCSEL arrays, and their hybridization with complimentary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) electronics and microwave monolithic integrated circuits (MMICs). ARL is also very active in the design, modeling, and development of diffractive optical elements (DOEs). VCSEL-CMOS flip-chip optoelectronic circuits and DOEs are of interest together with detector-CMOS flip-chip circuits to provide digital and analog optoelectronic interconnects in optoelectronic processing architectures. Such optoelectronic architectures show promise of relieving some of the information flow bottlenecks that are emerging in conventional digital electronic processing as the electronic state of the art advances at a rapid pace and the electronic interconnects become a significant limitation. Such optoelectronic interconnects are also of interest in the development of analog optoelectronic processing architectures that are very difficult to implement in conventional electronic circuitry due to the incorporation of dense arrays of interconnects between electronic elements. VCSEL-MMIC- detector flip-chip circuits are of interest for the incorporation of optoelectronic interconnects into analog RF systems where the optoelectronic interconnect offers advantages of size, weight, bandwidth, and power consumption. VCSEL-MMIC interconnects may also play a role in future high- speed digital optoelectronic processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2000
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 3946, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers IV, (1 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384374
Show Author Affiliations
George J. Simonis, Army Research Lab. (United States)
J. Jiang Liu, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Bikash Koley, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Mario Dagenais, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Joseph Neil Mait, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Peter G. Newman, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Bill Lawler, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Wayne H. Chang, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Paul H. Shen, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Monica Alba Taysing-Lara, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Madhumita Datta, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3946:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers IV
Kent D. Choquette; Chun Lei, Editor(s)

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