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Optical interconnects in conventional electronic computers
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Paper Abstract

Optical interconnections have become the medium of choice for the long haul communication. As the speed of the modern day computers are increasing, the speed of data transfer may reach a limit. This creates a motivation to replace electronic buses with all optical ones. Several avenues of research have merged in optical interconnects for digital system. In system architecture level studies, the goal is to understand the role of the different levels of interconnection hierarchy within digital system in the overall performance equation. Another avenue of studies identify active and passive components that will be most suitable to implement optical interconnects. These components are used to design the physical organization, the communication protocol in the existing computer architecture. Another type of studies may propose modification of the existing computer architecture, which can take advantage of the high bandwidth, multi-wavelength, ultrafast optical communication and various advancement in long haul optical communication.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4532, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communication, (30 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.436038
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Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal, Wright State Univ. (United States)
Achyut Kumar Dutta, Fujitsu Compound Semiconductor, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4532:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communication
Achyut Kumar Dutta; Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal; Niloy K. Dutta; Katsunari Okamoto, Editor(s)

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