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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 15395–15400

High-speed free-space based reconfigurable card-to-card optical interconnects with broadcast capability

Ke Wang, Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, Christina Lim, Efstratios Skafidas, and Kamal Alameh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 15395-15400 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.015395


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Abstract

In this paper, we propose and experimentally demonstrate a free-space based high-speed reconfigurable card-to-card optical interconnect architecture with broadcast capability, which is required for control functionalities and efficient parallel computing applications. Experimental results show that 10 Gb/s data can be broadcast to all receiving channels for up to 30 cm with a worst-case receiver sensitivity better than −12.20 dBm. In addition, arbitrary multicasting with the same architecture is also investigated. 10 Gb/s reconfigurable point-to-point link and multicast channels are simultaneously demonstrated with a measured receiver sensitivity power penalty of ~1.3 dB due to crosstalk.

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OCIS Codes
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(200.2605) Optics in computing : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Optics in Computing

History
Original Manuscript: April 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 27, 2013
Published: June 20, 2013

Citation
Ke Wang, Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, Christina Lim, Efstratios Skafidas, and Kamal Alameh, "High-speed free-space based reconfigurable card-to-card optical interconnects with broadcast capability," Opt. Express 21, 15395-15400 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-13-15395


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