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5-Gb/s 2-channel bidirectional adaptive redundant FSOI demonstrator system
Author(s): David V. Plant; Eric Bernier; Eric Bisaillon; M. Mony; M. Salzberg; T. Yamamoto; Dominic J. Goodwill; Andrew G. Kirk
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Paper Abstract

A novel board-to-board free space optical interconnect which operates on the principle of redundancy is described. Tolerance to misalignment is achieved through the use of 2D arrays of lasers and detectors together with an adaptive alignment algorithm based on redundant transceivers and a defocused optical interconnect. In this system, four 1.25 Gb/s data channels are supported by transmitter modules and receiver modules (2 per board) which contain 3 X 3 VCSEL and 3 X 3 photodiode arrays, respectively. The system was designed to have lateral misalignment tolerance of +/- 1 mm and angular tolerance of +/- 1 degree(s).

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386864
Show Author Affiliations
David V. Plant, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Eric Bernier, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Eric Bisaillon, McGill Univ. (Canada)
M. Mony, McGill Univ. (Canada)
M. Salzberg, McGill Univ. (Canada)
T. Yamamoto, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Dominic J. Goodwill, Nortel Networks (Canada)
Andrew G. Kirk, 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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