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24 May 2000 256-channel bidirectional optical interconnect using VCSELs and photodiodes on CMOS
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Proceedings Volume 4089, Optics in Computing 2000; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.386799
Event: 2000 International Topical Meeting on Optics in Computing (OC2000), 2000, Quebec City, Canada
Abstract
2D Parallel Optical Interconnects are capable of providing large connectivity between elements in computing and switching systems. Using this technology we have demonstrated a bi-directional optical interconnect between two PCBs containing optoelectronic VLSI circuits. The OE- VLSI circuits were constructed using VCSELs and photodiodes flip-chip bump bonded to a 0.35 micrometers CMOS chip. The CMOS was comprised of 256 Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) drivers, 256 receivers, and the requisite buffer and control circuits required to operate the large transceiver array. This is the first system, to our knowledge, to send bi-directional data optically between optoelectronic VLSI chips which have both VCSELs and photodiodes co-integrated on the same substrate.
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David V. Plant, John Alfred Trezza, Michael B. Venditti, Emmanuelle Laprise, Julien Faucher, Kevan Razavi, Marc Chateauneuf, Andrew G. Kirk, and W. Luo "256-channel bidirectional optical interconnect using VCSELs and photodiodes on CMOS", Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.386799
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