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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 26 — Sep. 10, 2002
  • pp: 5552–5561

512-channel vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser based free-space optical link

Marc Châteauneuf, Andrew G. Kirk, David V. Plant, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, and John D. Ahearn  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 26, pp. 5552-5561 (2002)

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A vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser based bidirectional free-space optical interconnect has been implemented to interconnect two printed circuit boards. A total of 512 clustered channels with a density of 2844 channels/cm2 are transmitted over a distance of 83 mm. The optical interconnect is a combination of refractive microlenses and diffractive minilens relays.

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OCIS Codes
(200.2610) Optics in computing : Free-space digital optics
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(200.4880) Optics in computing : Optomechanics
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

Original Manuscript: February 25, 2002
Revised Manuscript: June 3, 2002
Published: September 10, 2002

Marc Châteauneuf, Andrew G. Kirk, David V. Plant, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, and John D. Ahearn, "512-channel vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser based free-space optical link," Appl. Opt. 41, 5552-5561 (2002)

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