Accession Number : ADA299349

Title :   A Microprism Array for Large-Scale. Wide-Band Interconnection of Optoelectronic Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 18 Feb 93-17 Feb 95,

Corporate Author : PHYSICAL OPTICS CORP TORRANCE CA

Personal Author(s) : Jannson, Tomasz ; Kostrzewski, Andrew ; Kim, Dai H. ; Katsman, Vladimir

PDF Url : ADA299349

Report Date : 17 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : In this program, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposed to develop an optical communication/switching system with data speeds well beyond any state-of-the-art electronic board-to-board computer interconnect. This interconnect is based on the use of microprism arrays to achieve large-scale, wideband interconnections for optoelectronic systems. The main problem studied in this Phase II program was the current limitations of purely electronic interconnects, such as wide interconnection time bandwidths, large clock skew, and large RC time constants. These limitations cause serious bottlenecks in even the most advanced electronic board-to-board interconnects. This report presents the results of POC's investigation, and the implementation of the proposed microprism array-based optoelectronic system in this Phase II program. In Phase II, the major accomplishments of the investigation and implementation were: (1) Design of microprism arrays and electronic transceiver modules for the proposed optoelectronic interconnect system; (2) Design of the optical interconnect system; (3) Design, prototyping, and optimization of the transceiver modules; (4) Design of the bidirectional optical backplane bus architecture; (5) Optimization of the 5-channel optical backplane bus; (6) Implementation and demonstration of a 3x3 microprism-based optoelectronic crossbar interconnect system.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *BROADBAND, *CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, *OPTICAL SWITCHING, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, OPTICS, OPTIMIZATION, ELECTROOPTICS, CLOCKS, TIME, LIMITATIONS, CONSTANTS, MODULES(ELECTRONICS), DATA RATE, ARCHITECTURE, BANDWIDTH, SKEWNESS, TRANSMITTER RECEIVERS.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Telemetry

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