Critical issues in free space intrachip optical interconnect technology

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

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Conditions are determined for which free space optical interconnects can transmit information at a higher data rate and consume less power than the equivalent electrical interconnections. Effects of circuit dimension scaling and improved optical link efficiency are discussed. The packing densities of optical and electrical interconnects are also compared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)336-342
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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