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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 19 — Sep. 15, 2008
  • pp: 15052–15058

Optical proximity communication using reflective mirrors

Xuezhe Zheng, John E. Cunningham, Ivan Shubin, John Simons, Mehdi Asghari, Dazeng Feng, Hongbin Lei, Dawei Zheng, Hong Liang, Cheng-chih Kung, Jonathan Luff, Theresa Sze, Danny Cohen, and Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 19, pp. 15052-15058 (2008)

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Optical proximity communication (OPxC) with reflecting mirrors is presented. Direct optical links are demonstrated for silicon chips with better than -2.5dB coupling loss, excluding surface losses. OPxC is a true broadband solution with little impairment to the signal integrity for high-speed optical transmission. With wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) enabled OPxC, very high bandwidth density I/O, orders of magnitude higher than the traditional electrical I/O, can be achieved for silicon chips.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2008
Published: September 10, 2008

Xuezhe Zheng, John E. Cunningham, Ivan Shubin, John Simons, Mehdi Asghari, Dazeng Feng, Hongbin Lei, Dawei Zheng, Hong Liang, Cheng-chih Kung, Jonathan Luff, Theresa Sze, Danny Cohen, and Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy, "Optical proximity communication using reflective mirrors," Opt. Express 16, 15052-15058 (2008)

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