Accession Number : ADD011883

Title :   Optoelectronic Integrated Circuit Multiplier.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Reedy,R E ; Harris,J H ; Albares,D J

Report Date : 20 Jun 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : An apparatus and method for improving VLSI and VHSIC system data transmission relies on a plurality of optoelectronic switches actuated by pulses from at least one light source, a laser. Differing lengths of optical fibers couple the pulsed light from the laser at different times to create a sequence of actuation light pulses for the plurality of optoelectronic switches each time the light source is pulsed. Thus the information appearing at a plurality of parallel data nodes is converted to serial form at an output bonding pad on the chip. Optionally, a similar pulsing of electroptic switches coupled to an input bonding pad converts serial data to parallel form. Faster input and output switching times are provided, reliability and complexity are reduced, particularly as compared to off-chip arrangements, and power consumption and dissipation are reduced. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *ELECTROOPTICS, ACTUATION, LIGHT PULSES, BONDING, INPUT, LIGHT SOURCES, SWITCHES, NODES, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, LASERS, OUTPUT, ENERGY CONSUMPTION, RELIABILITY

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE