2-dimensional transmitter and receiver arrays for parallel optical interconnects

Kent D Choquette, H. P. Chen, J. Lee, V. Hietala, K. M. Geib

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Massively parallel optical interconnects may ease the bandwidth bottleneck that may occur in future spacecraft applications. There are stringent performance requirements that must be imposed on an optical interconnect operating in space such as high reliability, high data transmission rate, and extended temperature operation, and perhaps sufficient radiation hardening. The integration of 2-dimensional (2D) vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) transmitters with metal semiconductor metal field effect transistor (MESFET) receivers all fabricated from 111-V compound semiconductors is promising for development of high aggregate bandwidth optical interconnects. We discuss the performance of a prototype 2D optical interconnect which uses a fiber image guide for 80 Mbitlsec operation in a single channel.'

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2003 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Proceedings
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 IEEE Aerospace Conference - Big Sky, MT, United States
Duration: Mar 8 2003Mar 15 2003

Publication series

NameIEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1095-323X


Other2003 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBig Sky, MT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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