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System demonstrator for board-to-board-level substrate-guided wave optoelectronic interconnections
Author(s): Xuliang Han; Gicherl Kim; Hitesh Gupta; G. Jack Lipovski; Ray T. Chen
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Paper Abstract

We design and implement a system demonstrator based on vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, polymeric hologram grating couplers, and metal-semiconductor-metal photodetectors. As a preliminary experiment, we show the feasibility of board-to-board level substrate-guided wave optoelectronic interconnections in the real electrical system. First, we introduce a new architecture--centralized optical backplane--for board-to-board level interconnections. Second, the optoelectronic data channel is constructed compatible with standard PECL and capable of operating a 1.25 Gbps. Finally, it is employed to replace the conventional electrical data channel in a microprocessor system. We describe the performance of the entire system and discuss the future application of our centralized optical backplane in other electrical systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4292, Optoelectronic Interconnects VIII, (30 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.428023
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Xuliang Han, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Gicherl Kim, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Hitesh Gupta, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
G. Jack Lipovski, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4292:
Optoelectronic Interconnects VIII
Suning Tang; Yao Li, Editor(s)

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