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VLSI smart pixel array for free-space optical interconnects
Author(s): Christine T. Mollenkopf; Jongwoo Kim; John M. Hessenbruch; Jack Ko; Richard V. Stone; Peter S. Guilfoyle
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Paper Abstract

VLSI smart pixel arrays are being developed for free space optical interconnects in high density input/output applications. An individual smart pixel cell, which operates at 850 nm, consists of a vertical cavity surface emitting laser, a photodetector, an optical receiver, a laser driver, and digital logic circuitry. For optical interconnect applications, the integrated smart pixel combines high speed operation and low power consumption. A 32 X 32 smart pixel array is currently being developed that will operate at 500 Mbps/channel, which gives an aggregate throughput of > 500 Gbps with a power consumption of < 10 W.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354731
Show Author Affiliations
Christine T. Mollenkopf, OptiComp Corp. (United States)
Jongwoo Kim, OptiComp Corp. (United States)
John M. Hessenbruch, OptiComp Corp. (United States)
Jack Ko, OptiComp Corp. (United States)
Richard V. Stone, OptiComp Corp. (United States)
Peter S. Guilfoyle, OptiComp Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3749:
18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Alexander J. Glass; Joseph W. Goodman; Milton Chang; Arthur H. Guenther; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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