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Design of misalignment-tolerant free-space optical interconnects
Author(s): Michael H. Ayliffe; David V. Plant
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Paper Abstract

This paper addresses the issue of alignment in free-space optical interconnects by investigation optical configurations that are inherently tolerant to misalignment. This is done by evaluating different designs for a module which integrates an optoelectronic-VLSI chip with one or two lens array components. The designs are compared using a common set of system parameters and closed-form analytical expressions are derived for misalignment tolerances and system scalability. It is shown that the alignability of a module can be adequately specified by the product of its lateral and tilt misalignment tolerance and this product is an invariant of the system. Misalignment-tolerant configurations are identified and general design guidelines are formulated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386784
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Michael H. Ayliffe, McGill Univ. (Canada)
David V. Plant, McGill Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4089:
Optics in Computing 2000
Roger A. Lessard; Tigran V. Galstian, Editor(s)

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