Optoelectronic Processing Component Development
Quarterly research and development status rept. no. 2, 19 Nov 1993-18 Feb 1994
HONEYWELL TECHNOLOGY CENTER BLOOMINGTON MN
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The goal of this program is to develop an Optoelectronic Integrated Circuit OEIC, consisting of electronic logic and optical IO, as a critical element for computing and processing systems in which two dimensional planes of processing elements are connected in the third dimension. Our approach to this OEIC consists of monolithically integrating vertical cavity surface emitting laser VCSELs, GaAs ion implanted photodetectors, and GaAs Field Effect Transistor FET based electronic logic into a two-dimensional array of smart pixels. We will be collaborating with one or two groups doing research in the area of computing or processing architectures in order to define the logic functions which would be incorporated into the chips. Chips fabricated under the program would then be provided to these architecture research groups for use in subsequent system experiments. The main challenge to be addressed under this program involves the development of the fabrication techniques required to monolithically integrate these dissimilar devices.
- Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices