12-Channel DC to 622-Mbit/s/ch Parallel Optical Transmitter and Receiver for Bit-Parallel Raw Data Transmission

Kazunori MIYOSHI
Jun'ichi SASAKI

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E84-C    No.3    pp.304-311
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
optical transmitter,  optical receiver,  parallel,  raw data transmission,  

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12-channel DC to 622-Mbit/s/ch optical transmitter and receiver have been developed for high-capacity and rather long (about 100 m) bit-parallel raw data transmission in intra- and inter-cabinet interconnection of large-scale switching, routing and computing system. Bit-parallel raw data transmission is done by using a bit-by-bit operational automatic decision threshold control receiver circuit with a DC-coupled configuration, the pin-PDs with their anodes and cathodes separated in a channel-by-channel manner, and a receiver preamplifier with a low-pass filter. The transmitter consists of a 12-channel LD sub-assembly unit and a LD driver LSI. The LD sub-assembly unit consists of a 12-channel array of high temperature characteristic 1.3-µm planar buried hetero-structure (PBH) LDs and 62.5/125 graded-index multi-mode fibers (GI62.5 MMFs). The 1.3-µm PBH LDs and the GI62.5 MMFs are optically coupled by passively visual alignment technology on the Si V-groove. The receiver consists of a 12-channel pin-PD sub-assembly unit and a receiver LSI. The pin-PD sub-assembly unit consist of a 12-channel array of pin-PDs and GI62.5 MMFs. They are optically coupled by using a flip-chip bonding on the Si V-groove. The transmitter and receiver each have eleven data channels and one clock channel. The size is as small as 3.6 cc for each modules, and the power consumptions are 1.7 W (transmitter) and 1.35 W (receiver). They transmitted a bit-parallel raw data through a 100-meter ribbon of GI62.5 MMFs in an ambient temperature range of 0-70C. They provide a synchronous PECL interface parallel link for with a 3.3-V single power supply.