A Complementary Optical Interconnection for Inter-Chip Networks

Hideto FURUYAMA  Masaru NAKAMURA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E76-C    No.1    pp.112-117
Publication Date: 1993/01/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Opto-Electronics and LSI)
Category: Integration of Opto-Electronics and LSI Technologies
Keyword: 
optical interconnections,  inter-chip connection,  device integration limit,  complementary logic,  reduced power consumption,  

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Summary: 
A new optical interconnection system suitable for high-speed ICs using a novel complementary optical interconnection technique has been developed. This system uses paired light sources and photodetectors for optical complementary operation, and greatly lowers the power consumption compared with conventional systems. Analyses and experimental results indicate that this system can operate in the gigabit range, and reduces power consumption to less than 20% of that in conventional systems at 1 Gb/s.