Optical Interconnects for High Speed Computing.
In-house rept. 1 Oct 96-3 Sep 98,
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB ROME NY
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A novel optical interconnect scheme for multichip module-to-multichip module interconnects has been developed which overcomes the traditional limitations of this technology, alignment complexity and implementation cost. Densely pached optical channels are guided by fiber optic plate material embedded into the modules. System alignment is simplified by alleviating the need to align a complex optical system, and by facilitating the alignment of one multichip module with another. No expensive micro lens diffractive, refractive or holographic technology is required. This technology will greatly increase the number and speed of data interconnects between multichip modules while reducing the space requirements for the interconnect system. These advances can provide faster computer systems in smaller packages, ideal advantages for aircraft, satellite, missile and unmanned aerial vehicle UAV platforms.
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