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High-speed optical interconnect for backplane applications
Author(s): Udo Kraemer; Peter Laws
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Paper Abstract

A new optoelectronic parallel bus system for fast computer-internal data transmission was developed. This parallel bus system basicly consisting of laser diode arrays (or LED arrays), light-guiding stripes and photodiode arrays allows the substitution of galvanic backplanes nowadays used as computer-internal bus systems. All stripes optically isolated against each other are spatially arranged such as to form an optical parallel stripe plate (OPSP).

The optical transfer function of the single stripe, the corresponding system transfer rate as well as the S/N ratio and the bit error rate (BER) of the bus system have been calculated. The relevant results of calculations, corresponding system simulations and measurements are presented. These results show that the new optoelectronic parallel bus is capable of data transfer rates above 1 Gbit/s on each bit channel.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 1993
Proc. SPIE 1773, Photonics for Computers, Neural Networks, and Memories, (2 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.983219
Show Author Affiliations
Udo Kraemer, Univ. Duisburg (Germany)
Peter Laws, Univ. Duisburg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1773:
Photonics for Computers, Neural Networks, and Memories
Stephen T. Kowel; John A. Neff; William J. Miceli, Editor(s)

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