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System integration issues for high-speed parallel fiber optic interconnects
Author(s): Booker H. Tyrone Jr.; David Dening
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Paper Abstract

In November 1994, the Optoelectronics Technology Consortium (OETC) demonstrated a working 32-channel bus with data transmission rates of up to 622 Mbps per channel and bit error rates of better than 8 X 10-15. The optoelectronic data bus provides a parallel, 32- channel, high-density (140 micrometers pitch), point-to-point, connection using existing GaAs IC, silicon optical bench (SiOB), and multichip module (MCM) technologies. In the course of developing the data bus, a number of integration issues arose that required the specialized talents of a team of individuals with diverse expertise. These individuals were located in at least four different geographical areas and were employees of four separate companies that had come together in a precompetitive industrial alliance. Communication between the team members was paramount in preventing design details from becoming serious integration issues. This paper will briefly describe some of the OETC data bus system integration issues encountered and them summarize the technical results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2481, Photonic Device Engineering for Dual-Use Applications, (30 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212729
Show Author Affiliations
Booker H. Tyrone Jr., Martin Marietta Corp. (United States)
David Dening, Martin Marietta Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2481:
Photonic Device Engineering for Dual-Use Applications
Andrew R. Pirich, Editor(s)

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