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Guided-Wave Optical Interconnects For VLSI Systems
Author(s): Charles T Sullivan; Anis Husain
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Paper Abstract

Electrical interconnect technology is becoming the major limitation in the realization of high-performance computing machines. The use of optical interconnections promises to alleviate key interconnect bottlenecks such as pinout, fanout, wiring density, and communication bandwidth. We present results of work on guided-wave optical interconnect circuits for eventual use within and between multichip packages. Low-loss integrated optical waveguides (<0.5 dB/cm), right-angle waveguide corner bends (<0.4 dB/cm), right-angle waveguide crossovers (<0.2 dB), and right-angle 1:2 waveguide branches (<0.5 dB) are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0881, Optical Computing and Nonlinear Materials, (3 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944078
Show Author Affiliations
Charles T Sullivan, Honeywell Sensors and Signal Processing Laboratory (United States)
Anis Husain, Honeywell Sensors and Signal Processing Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0881:
Optical Computing and Nonlinear Materials
Nasser Peyghambarian, Editor(s)

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