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24 May 2000 Free-space optical interconnect system using polarization-rotating modulator arrays
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Proceedings Volume 4089, Optics in Computing 2000; (2000)
Event: 2000 International Topical Meeting on Optics in Computing (OC2000), 2000, Quebec City, Canada
An optical circuit was designed and built to facilitate the testing of a free-space optical interconnect. Details of the optical design are presented. The interconnect was based on a hybrid CMOS/GaAs chip which had a 16 X 16 array of detectors on a 250 micrometers pitch interlaced with a 16 X 16 array of modulators. The optomechanics enabled two such chips, bonded to printed circuit boards, to be mounted, positioned and aligned relative to each other. The operating wavelength of the devices was 827 nm. The optical system worked successfully and alignment could be achieved across the array with ease and high precision.
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A. McCarthy, Frank A. P. Tooley, Emmanuelle Laprise, David V. Plant, Andrew G. Kirk, Moshe Oren, and Yicheng Lu "Free-space optical interconnect system using polarization-rotating modulator arrays", Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000);

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