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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2002
  • pp: 591–596

Design of MOEMS adjustable optical delay line to reduce link set-up time in a tera-bit/s optical interconnection network

Wencai Jing, Yimo Zhang, and Ge Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 14, pp. 591-596 (2002)

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A new structure for bit synchronization in a tera-bit/s optical interconnection network has been designed using micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) technique. Link multiplexing has been adopted to reduce data packet communication latency. To eliminate link set-up time, adjustable optical delay lines (AODLs) have been adopted to shift the phases of the distributed optical clock signals for bit synchronization. By changing the optical path distance of the optical clock signal, the phase of the clock signal can be shifted at a very high resolution. A phase-shift resolution of 0.1 ps can be easily achieved with 30-μm alternation of the optical path length in vacuum.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects

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Original Manuscript: June 19, 2002
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2002
Published: July 15, 2002

Wencai Jing, Yimo Zhang, and Ge Zhou, "Design of MOEMS adjustable optical delay line to reduce link set-up time in a tera-bit/s optical interconnection network," Opt. Express 10, 591-596 (2002)

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