Transmitter technology evaluation for free space optical interconnection

C. Fan, B. Mansoorian, D. Van Blerkom, M. W. Hansen, S. C. Esener

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Optical interconnections have been proposed to replace electrical wires for global data communications in computing systems to alleviate communication bottlenecks on the electronic processing planes. An evaluation of the performance of the photonics layers for free space optical interconnections when using lead-lanthanum zirconate titanate (PLZT) modulators, III-V semiconductor multiple quantum well modulators or vertical cavity surface emitting lasers transmitter technologies is presented. Also discussed are the real data throughputs and energy requirements for the implementation of the various network architectures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-50
Number of pages2
JournalLEOS Summer Topical Meeting
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the LEOS 1994 Summer Topical Meeting - Lake Tahoe, NV, USA
Duration: Jul 11 1994Jul 13 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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