Accession Number : ADA299094

Title :   High-Performance and Low-Cost Optical Interconnects.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 94-30 Apr 95,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER

Personal Author(s) : Neff, John A. ; Stirk, Charles

PDF Url : ADA299094

Report Date : 31 AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This grant developed models of optoelectronic technology to predict manufacturing cost for monolithic and hybrid integration. For the hybrid CMOS-SEED technology, the models predict that modulator yield limits the overall system yield. In addition, the models show that CMOS-SEED is lower cost than the monolithic FET-SEED, though much more expensive than conventional silicon due to the high GaAs epitaxial wafer cost. Hence, CMOS-SEED integration will be limited to small chips on MCMs. The yield models also predict the ratio of optoelectronic interconnects to transistors in a balanced system. in addition, for the same cost systems, we showed the performance. Reliability or architectural advantage necessary to make optoelectronic interconnects competitive with electronics.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROOPTICS, *CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, *OPTICAL CIRCUITS, ELECTRONICS, MANUFACTURING, LOW COSTS, CHIPS(ELECTRONICS), COSTS, INTEGRATION, LIMITATIONS, HYBRID SYSTEMS, MONOLITHIC STRUCTURES(ELECTRONICS), RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), LIGHT MODULATORS.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE