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Polymer waveguide-based 1-GHz clock signal distribution system
Author(s): Ting Li; Suning Tang; Feiming Li; Michael Dubinovsky; Linghui Wu; Randy W. Wickman; Ray T. Chen
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Paper Abstract

We present our effort to construct an optoelectronic interconnection layer for Cray supercomputer board for board-level fast optical clock signal distribution. The optical interconnection layer under investigation employs optical channel waveguides with surface-normal waveguide couplers. The difficulties associated with the complicated 3-D multiple alignments are significantly reduced through the parallelism among the surface-normal fanout beams and the unique planar device feature. One-GHz optical clock signal is demonstrated experimentally with a guided-wave interconnection length of 45 cm. Some new techniques to fabricate multimode optical channel waveguides and 2-D array of surface-normal waveguide holographic gratings on board- level are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2877, Optical Characterization Techniques for High-Performance Microelectronic Device Manufacturing III, (13 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.250924
Show Author Affiliations
Ting Li, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Suning Tang, Radiant Research, Inc. (United States)
Feiming Li, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Michael Dubinovsky, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Linghui Wu, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Randy W. Wickman, Cray Research Inc. (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2877:
Optical Characterization Techniques for High-Performance Microelectronic Device Manufacturing III
Damon K. DeBusk; Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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