Digital free-space optical interconnections: A comparison of transmitter technologies

Chi Fan, Barmak Mansoorian, Daniel A. Van Blerkom, Mark W. Hansen, Volkan H. Ozguz, Sadik Esener, Gary C. Marsden

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Abstract

We investigate the performance of free-space optical interconnection systems at the technology level. Specifically, three optical transmitter technologies, lead-lanthanum-zirconate-titanate and multiple-quantum-well modulators and vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, are evaluated. System performance is measured in terms of the achievable areal data throughput and the energy required per transmitted bit. It is shown that lead-lanthanum-zirconate-titanate modulator and vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser technologies are well suited for applications in which a large fan-out per transmitter is required but the total number of transmitters is relatively small. Multiple-quantum-well modulators, however, are good candidates for applications in which many transmitters with a limited fan-out are needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3103-3115
Number of pages13
JournalApplied Optics
Volume34
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 10 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Free-space optical interconnection
  • Lead-lanthanum-zirconate-titanate modulator
  • Multiplequantum- well modulator
  • Surface-emitting laser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Fan, C., Mansoorian, B., Van Blerkom, D. A., Hansen, M. W., Ozguz, V. H., Esener, S., & Marsden, G. C. (1995). Digital free-space optical interconnections: A comparison of transmitter technologies. Applied Optics, 34(17), 3103-3115. https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.34.003103

Digital free-space optical interconnections : A comparison of transmitter technologies. / Fan, Chi; Mansoorian, Barmak; Van Blerkom, Daniel A.; Hansen, Mark W.; Ozguz, Volkan H.; Esener, Sadik; Marsden, Gary C.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 34, No. 17, 10.06.1995, p. 3103-3115.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fan, C, Mansoorian, B, Van Blerkom, DA, Hansen, MW, Ozguz, VH, Esener, S & Marsden, GC 1995, 'Digital free-space optical interconnections: A comparison of transmitter technologies', Applied Optics, vol. 34, no. 17, pp. 3103-3115. https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.34.003103
Fan C, Mansoorian B, Van Blerkom DA, Hansen MW, Ozguz VH, Esener S et al. Digital free-space optical interconnections: A comparison of transmitter technologies. Applied Optics. 1995 Jun 10;34(17):3103-3115. https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.34.003103
Fan, Chi ; Mansoorian, Barmak ; Van Blerkom, Daniel A. ; Hansen, Mark W. ; Ozguz, Volkan H. ; Esener, Sadik ; Marsden, Gary C. / Digital free-space optical interconnections : A comparison of transmitter technologies. In: Applied Optics. 1995 ; Vol. 34, No. 17. pp. 3103-3115.
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