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VLSI Optical Interconnection Networks
Author(s): Paul R. Prucnal
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optic VLSI networks which use optical processing of the medium access protocol are investigated. Two protocols are demonstrated in an experimental all-optical network with a passive star architecture: asynchronous code-division multiple access (spread spectrum), at 100 Mbps, and fixed assignment time-division multiple access, at 500 Mbps. An all-optical active star architecture is also implemented with an optically-controlled lithium niobate integrated optic switch. Optical clock distribution to four fiber optic receivers, integrated on three Si VLSI chips, is demonstrated using a coupling technique which reduces the footprint of the fiber-optic interconnect to its theoretical minimum, i.e., the diameter of a single-mode waveguide.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 1987
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0703, Integration and Packaging of Optoelectronic Devices, (17 February 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.965194
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Paul R. Prucnal, Columbia University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0703:
Integration and Packaging of Optoelectronic Devices
Davis H. Hartman; Robert L. Holman; Doyle P. Skinner, Editor(s)

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