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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1994
  • pp: 75–77

Synchronous optical clock distribution for optoelectronic interconnections

J. Schwider, N. Streibl, J. Schmidt, K. Zürl, and R. Völkel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 75-77 (1994)

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Optoelectronic communication with high data rates requires a clock distribution without a time skew. We propose an approach for a optical clock distribution to boards, with a time skew well below 10 ps, using ellipsoidal mirrors placed at positions determined by a set of ellipses. For this purpose a fan-out element is necessary, which generates a set of fan-out beams with defined angles and equal (or well-defined) intensities. Because of their high flexibility in design, diffractive optical elements are well suited as fan-out elements.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 16, 1993
Published: January 15, 1994

J. Schwider, N. Streibl, J. Schmidt, K. Zürl, and R. Völkel, "Synchronous optical clock distribution for optoelectronic interconnections," Opt. Lett. 19, 75-77 (1994)

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