The implementation of a 10-channel parallel optical interconnect consisting of a two-dimensional array of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, a 1.35-m fiber image guide, and a metal–semiconductor–metal receiver array is described. Transmission rates of 250 Mbits/s per channel are demonstrated with an optical cross talk of less than −27 dB and a loss of −3 dB. Coupling issues associated with image guides are analyzed and discussed.
© 2000 Optical Society of America
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(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(110.2350) Imaging systems : Fiber optics imaging
(140.2010) Lasers and laser optics : Diode laser arrays
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
Tomasz Maj, Andrew G. Kirk, David V. Plant, Joseph F. Ahadian, Clifton G. Fonstad, Kevin L. Lear, Karim Tatah, Matthew S. Robinson, and John A. Trezza, "Interconnection of a Two-Dimensional Array of Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers to a Receiver Array by Means of a Fiber Image Guide," Appl. Opt. 39, 683-689 (2000)