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High-performance vertical-cavity laser, driver, and receiver arrays for optical interconnects
Author(s): Kent D. Choquette; Vincent M. Hietala; Kent M. Geib; Ronald D. Briggs; Andrew A. Allerman; Jana Jo Hindi
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Paper Abstract

Massively parallel optical interconnects are appropriate to ease the data bandwidth bottleneck that will occur in future computing applications. Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) are promising sources for emerging 2D optical systems such as free space and guided wave optical interconnects. We discuss the development of high performance VCSEL arrays, including individually addressable and matrix addressable arrays. We also show the characteristics of GaAs microelectronic driver and photoreceiver chips that have been designed to interface with Si-based CMOS circuitry. Finally, the potential of these source and receiver modules for use in free space or guided wave parallel channel optical interconnect architectures will be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2000
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386892
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Kent D. Choquette, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Vincent M. Hietala, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Kent M. Geib, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Ronald D. Briggs, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Andrew A. Allerman, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Jana Jo Hindi, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4089:
Optics in Computing 2000
Roger A. Lessard; Tigran V. Galstian, Editor(s)

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