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Optoelectronic multichip modules based on imaging fiber bundle structures
Author(s): Donald M. Chiarulli; Steven Peter Levitan; Matthew Robinson
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present a new packaging architecture for chip-level optical interconnections based on imaging fiber bundles. Imaging fiber bundles consist of densely packed arrays of small core fibers such that an object imaged at one end of the bundle is correspondingly imaged on the opposite end. In optical communication applications fiber bundles can be directly coupled to an array of optical sources. Each spot is carried by multiple fibers that in turn can directly illuminate each element in a detector array. Neither end requires any additional optical elements. Thus, imaging fiber bundles are capable of supporting the spatial parallelism of free space interconnects with relaxed alignment and geometry constraints. This paper is focused specifically on multi-chip system designs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386898
Show Author Affiliations
Donald M. Chiarulli, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
Steven Peter Levitan, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
Matthew Robinson, Schott Fiber Optics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4089:
Optics in Computing 2000

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