Accession Number : ADP008130

Title :   Requirements to the Optical Signals in Fully Differential Optical Computer Interconnects,

Corporate Author : IBM THOMAS J WATSON RESEARCH CENTER YORKTOWN HEIGHTS NY

Personal Author(s) : Olsen, C. M. ; Li, C. S.

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : In dense parallel optical interconnects it is of highest importance to minimize the switching noise arising in the sharing of a common power supply through bonding wires with finite lead inductance at the driver array chip or the receiver array chip. In general the noise increases with the number of channels. This problem can be overcome by using a fully differential transmission scheme 3 as outlined. In the following we assume the complementary optical signals are generated by modulating two 825 nm laser diodes with ideal complementary drive currents. Laser parameters for a typical BH laser were used in the simulations.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL CIRCUITS, *CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, *OPTICAL PROCESSING, *OPTICAL SWITCHING, *SYMPOSIA, DIODES, DRIVES, INDUCTANCE, LASERS, NOISE, POWER SUPPLIES, RECEIVERS, SHARING, WIRE.

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE