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A parallel optical interconnect link with on-chip optical access
Author(s): Ronny Bockstaele; Michiel De Wilde; Wim Meeus; Olivier Rits; Hannes Lambrecht; Jan Van Campenhout; Johan De Baets; Peter Van Daele; Eric van den Berg; Michaela Klemenc; Sven Eitel; Richard Annen; Jan Van Koetsem; Gilles Widawski; Jacques Goudeau; Baudouin Bareel; Patrick Le Moine; Reto Fries; Peter Straub; Francois Marion; Julien Routin; Roel Baets
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a complete technology family for parallel optical interconnect systems. Key features are the two-dimensional on-chip optical access and the development of a complete optical pathway. This covers both chip-to-chip links on a single boards, chip-to-chip links over an optical backpanel, and even system-to-system interconnects. Therefore it is a scalable technology. The design of all parts of the link, and the integration of parallel optical interconnect systems in the design flow of electronic systems is presented in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5453, Micro-Optics, VCSELs, and Photonic Interconnects, (8 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.545490
Show Author Affiliations
Ronny Bockstaele, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Michiel De Wilde, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Wim Meeus, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Olivier Rits, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Hannes Lambrecht, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Jan Van Campenhout, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Johan De Baets, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Peter Van Daele, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Eric van den Berg, Alcatel (Belgium)
Michaela Klemenc, Avalon Photonics (Switzerland)
Sven Eitel, Albis Optoelectronics AG (Switzerland)
Richard Annen, Helix (Switzerland)
Jan Van Koetsem, FCI's Hertogenbosch B. V. (Netherlands)
Gilles Widawski, Nexans (France)
Jacques Goudeau, Nexans (France)
Baudouin Bareel, Nexans Cabling Solutions (Belgium)
Patrick Le Moine, RCI SA (France)
Reto Fries, PPC Electronic AG (Switzerland)
Peter Straub, PPC Electronic AG (Switzerland)
Francois Marion, CEA-LETI (France)
Julien Routin, CEA-LETI (France)
Roel Baets, Univ. Gent (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5453:
Micro-Optics, VCSELs, and Photonic Interconnects
Hugo Thienpont; Kent D. Choquette; Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, Editor(s)

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