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Optical link for an adaptive redundant free-space interconnect
Author(s): Eric Bisaillon; Tsuyoshi Yamamoto; D. Filiatrault-Brosseau; Eric Bernier; Dominic J. Goodwill; Andrew G. Kirk; David V. Plant
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Paper Abstract

Board to board free-space optical interconnects can deliver high bandwidth with no physical contact but suffer from poor tolerances to misalignment. In order to obtain high misalignment tolerances, we propose the use of an active alignment scheme in conjunction with an optimized optical design. The active alignment scheme uses a redundant set of optical links and the active selection of the best link. The optical design maximizes the alignment tolerances between the two boards.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386795
Show Author Affiliations
Eric Bisaillon, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, NTT Optical Network Systems Lab. (Japan)
D. Filiatrault-Brosseau, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Eric Bernier, Nortel Networks (Canada)
Dominic J. Goodwill, Nortel Networks (Canada)
Andrew G. Kirk, 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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