Global optical interconnects can provide high data rate parallel communication capability through access to the internal nodes of very large scale integrated circuits. Topographic arrays of polymeric electrooptic multilayer devices such as etalons or multilayer mirrors broadcast the data stored on the surface of the chip. Differential detection of this image permits interconnection without the need for high contrast ratios. An experimental demonstration of a point-to-point interconnection using a Fabry-Perot etalon with a polymeric thin film spacer is presented.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 1, 1989
Published: March 10, 1990
Charles A. Eldering, Stephen T. Kowel, M. A. Mortazavi, and P. F. Brinkley, "Electrooptic polymer materials and devices for global optical interconnects," Appl. Opt. 29, 1142-1149 (1990)