Interconnection Architecture Based on Beam-Steering Devices

Hideo ITOH  Seiji MUKAI  Hiroyoshi YAJIMA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E77-C   No.1   pp.15-22
Publication Date: 1994/01/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Optical Interconnection)
optical interconnection,  optical bus,  optical link,  beam-scanning,  fringe-shifting,  twin-striped laser diode,  

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Beam-steering devices are attractive for spatial optical interconnections. Those devices are essential not only for fixed connecting routed optical interconnections, but for flexible connecting routed optical interconnections. The flexible connecting routed optical interconections are more powerful than the conventional fixed connecting routed ones. Structures and characteristics of beam-steering devices, a beam-scanning laser diode and a fringe-shifting laser diode, are reported for those interconnections. Using these lasers, the configurations of several optical interconnections, such as optical buses and optical data switching links as examples of fixed and flexible connecting routed optical interconnections are discussed.