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Behavioral modeling of short-distance optical interconnects
Author(s): Fabien Mieyeville; Gilles Jacquemod; Ian O'Connor; Frederic Gaffiot
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the modeling of an optical link based on VCSELs. A physics-based model of a VCSEL has been established and validated. The complete optical link has been modeled including free space propagation, Gaussian spatial repartition of light and photodetection. Concerning the photodetection, a low-noise, low-voltage, 2.5Gb/s CMOS photo receiver is being designed, so as to complete the optical link. Furthermore, system parameters such as BER or power consumption can be determined. This results in a fully self-consistent model of a short distance optical interconnection that ca be used to simulate board to board or chip to chip interconnections.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4228, Design, Modeling, and Simulation in Microelectronics, (24 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405407
Show Author Affiliations
Fabien Mieyeville, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Gilles Jacquemod, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Ian O'Connor, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Frederic Gaffiot, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4228:
Design, Modeling, and Simulation in Microelectronics

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