Fiber-optic interconnect devices for VLSI optical micro-area networks

Stuart D. Elby, Paul R. Prucnal

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The concept of an optical "micro-area network" is introduced as a means of providing reconfigurable optical interconnection between VLSI chips. Key integrated fiber-optic components of the optical micro-area network, including a modulator, tap, and photodetector, are proposed and demonstrated. Using these components, the experimental demonstration of a synchronous optical micro-area network, with a time-division multiple-access communication protocol, is reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-91
Number of pages15
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Feb 9 1989
EventOptoelectronic Materials, Devices, Packaging, and Interconnects II 1988 - Boston, United States
Duration: Sep 6 1988 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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