Parallel Photonic Devices and Concepts Good for Optical Interconnects

Kenichi IGA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E77-C   No.1   pp.9-14
Publication Date: 1994/01/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Optical Interconnection)
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Keyword: 
surface emitting lasers,  parallel devices,  optical interconnects,  lightwave subsystems,  

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Summary: 
In this paper, we present some novel concepts and photonic devices for use in optical interconnects. First, we review the progress of surface emitting lasers while featuring materials and performances including thresholds, power output, RIN, linewidth, and so on. Advanced technology for aiming at spontaneous emission control, photon recycling, polarization control, wavelength tuning, integration etc. will be considered. Then we touch on some other possible devices for optical interconnects. Lastly, we discuss on lightwave subsystems applying these devices and concepts.