Comparison between optical and electrical interconnects based on power and speed considerations

Michael R. Feldman, Sadik Esener, Clark C. Guest, Sing H. Lee

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Abstract

Conditions are determined for which optical interconnects can transmit information at a higher data rate and consume less power than the equivalent electrical interconnections. The analysis is performed for free-space optical intrachip communication links. Effects of scaling circuit dimensions, presence of signal fan-out, and the use of light modulators as optical signal transmitters are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1742-1751
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Optics
Volume27
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Comparison between optical and electrical interconnects based on power and speed considerations. / Feldman, Michael R.; Esener, Sadik; Guest, Clark C.; Lee, Sing H.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 27, No. 9, 1988, p. 1742-1751.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Feldman, Michael R. ; Esener, Sadik ; Guest, Clark C. ; Lee, Sing H. / Comparison between optical and electrical interconnects based on power and speed considerations. In: Applied Optics. 1988 ; Vol. 27, No. 9. pp. 1742-1751.
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