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Fiber optic VLSI networks which use optical processing of the medium access protocol are investigated. Two protocols are demonstrated in an experimental all-optical network with a passive star architecture: asynchronous code-division multiple access (spread spectrum), at 100 Mbps, and fixed assignment time-division multiple access, at 500 Mbps. An all-optical active star architecture is also implemented with an optically-controlled lithium niobate integrated optic switch. Optical clock distribution to four fiber optic receivers, integrated on three Si VLSI chips, is demonstrated using a coupling technique which reduces the footprint of the fiber-optic interconnect to its theoretical minimum, i. e. , the diameter of a single-mode waveguide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsDavis H. Hartman, Robert L. Holman, Doyle P. Skinner
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0892527382
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

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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