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Optoelectronic VLSI chip with forward error correction to improve the reliability of parallel optical data links
Author(s): Julien Faucher; Michael B. Venditti; Emmanuelle Laprise; David V. Plant
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Paper Abstract

We study the impact of using on-chip forward error correction (FEC) in two-dimensional optical data link (2D-ODL) applications. We demonstrate that FEC can reduce the required launch power for a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL), improve the reliability of 2D-ODLs, reduce on-chip power consumption and relax the requirements of the optical system. Both analytical and simulation results are presented to support our arguments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4833, Applications of Photonic Technology 5, (17 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.474334
Show Author Affiliations
Julien Faucher, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Michael B. Venditti, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Emmanuelle Laprise, PMC-Sierra, Inc. (Canada)
David V. Plant, McGill Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4833:
Applications of Photonic Technology 5

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