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Gigabit Per Second Optical Chip-To-Chip Interconnects
Author(s): L. D. Hutcheson; P. R. Haugen; A. Husain
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Paper Abstract

Conventional interconnect and switching technology is rapidly becoming a critical issue in the realization of systems using high-speed silicon and GaAs-based technologies. Optical interconnect technology promises to enhance performance significantly, provide relief from the pinout problem, decrease implementation complexity, and provide improvements to the flexibility of systems by allowing real-time reconfiguration of these systems. By releasing the bandwidth constraints on interconnects, the full processing speed capabilities of silicon and GaAs logic can be exploited to dramatically improve system throughput. Using existing silicon IC technology and discrete GaAs optoelectronic components, we have been developing techniques for chip-to-chip optical interconnects for high-speed communications. In addition, we are studying the impact of high-speed optical interconnects on computing and architecture development for future systems. Results of this work are presented in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 1986
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0587, Fiber Optic Sources and Detectors, (9 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.951209
Show Author Affiliations
L. D. Hutcheson, Honeywell Physical Sciences Center (United States)
P. R. Haugen, Honeywell Physical Sciences Center (United States)
A. Husain, Honeywell Physical Sciences Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0587:
Fiber Optic Sources and Detectors
Jean-Pierre Noblanc, Editor(s)

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