40 channels). We are now developing a compact, high-throughput module called "ParaBIT-1," which has a total throughput of 60 Gb/s (1.25 Gb/s 48 channels) and is designed to achieve the highest-ever throughput density of 3.3 Gb/s/cc. In this paper, we describe the packaging structure, optical coupling structure and transmission characteristics of ParaBIT-1. We also discuss the technical prospect of realizing a parallel optical interconnect module with the bit rate of 2.5 Gb/s/ch." />


Development of 60 Gb/s-Class Parallel Optical Interconnection Module (ParaBIT-1)

Akira OHKI  Mitsuo USUI  Nobuo SATO  Nobuyuki TANAKA  Kosuke KATSURA  Toshiaki KAGAWA  Makoto HIKITA  Koji ENBUTSU  Shunichi TOHNO  Yasuhiro ANDO  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E84-C   No.3   pp.295-303
Publication Date: 2001/03/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Optical Interconnects/Optical Signal Processing)
Category: Optical Interconnection Systems
Keyword: 
optical interconnect,  VCSEL,  polymeric waveguide,  silicon bipolar IC,  ParaBIT,  

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Summary: 
We have proposed parallel optical interconnection technology, or ParaBIT, for high-throughput, low-cost optical interconnections and already developed a prototype parallel optical interconnect module called "ParaBIT-0," which has a total throughput of 28 Gb/s (700 Mb/s 40 channels). We are now developing a compact, high-throughput module called "ParaBIT-1," which has a total throughput of 60 Gb/s (1.25 Gb/s 48 channels) and is designed to achieve the highest-ever throughput density of 3.3 Gb/s/cc. In this paper, we describe the packaging structure, optical coupling structure and transmission characteristics of ParaBIT-1. We also discuss the technical prospect of realizing a parallel optical interconnect module with the bit rate of 2.5 Gb/s/ch.