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23 January 1990 Free Space Optical Interconnects For Microelectronics And Parallel Computing
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Free space optical interconnections offer some beneficial solutions to microelectronic problems, e.g., pin-ins, pin-outs, testing, and wafer scale integrations. When applied to an array of multiprocessors for parallel computing, free space interconnects can offer 3-D interconnection topology, 2-D parallel data inputs and outputs and shared memory architectures. Furthermore, if the optical interconnections are programmable, we shall be able to incorporate several computational architectures efficient for implementing several computational algorithms in one machine. In this review, many of these potential benefits of utilizing free space optical interconnections will be described in detail and various research topics currently under investigation at UCSD will be discussed.
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Sadik Esener and Sing H. Lee "Free Space Optical Interconnects For Microelectronics And Parallel Computing", Proc. SPIE 1178, Optical Interconnects in the Computer Environment, (23 January 1990);

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