Gigabit Optical Interconnects: System and Component Analysis, Design and Development
In-House, Oct 1990-Sep 1993
ROME LAB ROME NY
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This report describes the results of experiments performed in various areas of technology required to develop gigabit optical interconnects for communication at 1.3 micrometer wavelength. First, we will summarize the analysis of optical correlation switches i.e. optical AND gates for use in time-division optical interconnects. Next, we describe the design and characterization of an all-optical, 30db contrast ratio GaAlInAs multiple quantum well asymmetric reflection modulator. Then, we comment on the characterization of polarization-dependent, strained-layer InGaAsGaAs materials useful for light emitters and modulators. Finally, we report on the development of an optically transparent ATM packet switch testbed operating at 1.24416 Gbit s. This work is a continuation of in-house efforts begun under 62702F, JON 4600P201 and summarized in RL-TR-91-398.
- Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices