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nLighten parallel optical modules
Author(s): Chip Mueller; Mark Nathaniel Donhowe; Sean P. Kilcoyne; Ted D. Lowes; Richard D. Martin; Craig R. Theorin
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Paper Abstract

System architects in the communications and computing industries have been waiting for the arrival of cost effective fiber optic links to relieve the copper BW*distance constraint for intra and short reach inter-system connections. Parallel optics has been targeted at this application space for several years, but up until the current generation of systems, these applications largely remained copper. The current change-over in interconnect media is partially due to the engineering challenge in meeting performance requirements with electrical interconnects as well as the progress in parallel fiber optic components. Gore has been investigating aggressively in the research and development of the technologies required for producing high bandwidth, reliable, and cost effective parallel fiber optic links. The first commercialization of this effort will be the nLIGHTEN parallel optical modules. This paper details the design, fabrication, and operation of this high performance, short haul communication system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3946, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers IV, (1 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384383
Show Author Affiliations
Chip Mueller, W. L. Gore and Associates (United States)
Mark Nathaniel Donhowe, W. L. Gore and Associates (United States)
Sean P. Kilcoyne, W. L. Gore and Associates (United States)
Ted D. Lowes, W. L. Gore and Associates (United States)
Richard D. Martin, W. L. Gore and Associates (United States)
Craig R. Theorin, W. L. Gore and Associates (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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