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Micro-optical elements and optoelectronic devices for optical interconnect applications
Author(s): Mohammad R. Taghizadeh; Andrew J. Waddie
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Paper Abstract

The advances in the design and fabrication of microlaser arrays, photodetectors and free-space optical interconnection elements have driven the creation of ever more 'real world' demonstrator systems. In this paper we review the progress made to date on two separate demonstrator projects which have been assembled at Heriot-Watt University. We shall describe some of the enabling technologies used in the creation of these systems and outline the potential for scaling the architectures described up to sizes where the computational advantages of the optics-in-computing paradigm become highly attractive.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4455, Micro- and Nano-optics for Optical Interconnection and Information Processing, (13 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.450432
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Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Andrew J. Waddie, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4455:
Micro- and Nano-optics for Optical Interconnection and Information Processing
Mohammad R. Taghizadeh; Hugo Thienpont; Ghassan E. Jabbour, Editor(s)

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