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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 1 — Jan. 9, 2006
  • pp: 306–313

Optical interconnects based on optical far- and near-field interactions for high-density data broadcasting

Makoto Naruse, Tadashi Kawazoe, Suguru Sangu, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, and Motoichi Ohtsu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 1, pp. 306-313 (2006)

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Ultrahigh-density data-broadcasting optical interconnects are proposed and experimentally demonstrated using optical near-field interactions between quantum dots, which cannot be driven by far-field light, allowing sub-wavelength device operation, and far-field excitation for global interconnects. The proposed scheme helps to solve interconnection difficulties experienced in nano-scale device arrays since components for individually guiding light from external systems are not required. Combining the broadcasting mechanism with switching and summation architectures will allow nano-scale integration of parallel processing devices.

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OCIS Codes
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Optical Processing

Makoto Naruse, Tadashi Kawazoe, Suguru Sangu, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, and Motoichi Ohtsu, "Optical interconnects based on optical far- and near-field interactions for high-density data broadcasting," Opt. Express 14, 306-313 (2006)

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