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Silicon-on-sapphire fiber optic transceiver technology for space applications
Author(s): C. P. Kuznia; J. F. Ahadian; R. J. Pommer; R. Hagan
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Paper Abstract

We present Single Event Upset (SEU) testing of a parallel fiber optic transceiver designed for communicating data using commercial Fibre Channel and GbE protocols at data rates up to 2.5 Gbps per channel (on eight parallel channels). This transceiver was developed for aircraft applications, such as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), Raptor and F/A-18 aircraft, that deploy fiber optic networks using multi-mode fiber operating at 850 nm wavelength. However, this transceiver may also have applications in space environments. This paper describes the underlying transceiver component technology, which utilizes complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) silicon-onsapphire circuitry and GaAs VCSEL and PIN devices. We also present results of SEU testing of this transceiver using heavy ions at Brookhaven National Labs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6713, Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments, 67130W (26 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.732707
Show Author Affiliations
C. P. Kuznia, Ultra Communications, Inc. (United States)
J. F. Ahadian, Ultra Communications, Inc. (United States)
R. J. Pommer, Ultra Communications, Inc. (United States)
R. Hagan, Ultra Communications, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6713:
Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments
Edward W. Taylor; David A. Cardimona, Editor(s)

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