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Optical receiver circuits and their possible use in Optical Clock Distribution Networks (OCDN)
Author(s): Mariusz S. Owczarek; Grzegorz Tosik
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Paper Abstract

Modern electronic industry takes many efforts to reduce the power dissipated on single chip and as it was reported, up to 50% of this total power is caused by Clock Distribution Network (CDN). What is more, it is getting worse when speed increases. That is why this matter is investigated and new solutions are under deep research. Optical signaling seems to be very promising here, because of broad bandwidth, noise conditions etc. This paper discusses the Electrical Clock Distribution Networks (ECDN) versus Optical Clock Distribution Networks(OCDN) and contains short summary of some typical, published solutions of the circuits of the optical receivers. It shows the commonly used topologies and technologies of the optical receiver circuits and tries to point out their strong and weak sides.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6159, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments IV, 615935 (26 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.674871
Show Author Affiliations
Mariusz S. Owczarek, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)
Grzegorz Tosik, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6159:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments IV
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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