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1.25-Gb/s transmitter for an adaptive redundant free-space optical interconnect
Author(s): Eric Bernier; Paul C. Popescu; M. Mony; Eric Bisaillon; M. Salzberg; Andrew G. Kirk; David V. Plant
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Paper Abstract

In order to provide a reliable optical link, the emitters and detectors within a free-space optical interconnect need to be aligned to each other within tight tolerances. Typical methods to achieve this alignment involve the use of precision optomechanics or active steering elements. An alternative approach to the alignment problem is to use spatial redundancy. One way to accomplish this is by increasing the number of possible optical links and using only a subset of those links to provide reliable high-speed channels. This paper presents the design and testing of a high speed transmitter chip developed for an adaptive redundant optical interconnect system. Optoelectronic design and device packaging will also be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386901
Show Author Affiliations
Eric Bernier, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Paul C. Popescu, Nortel Networks (France)
M. Mony, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Eric Bisaillon, McGill Univ. (Canada)
M. Salzberg, McGill Univ. (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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