Error-free transmission of image fiber-optic two-dimensional (2-D) parallel interconnection using vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL)/photodiode (PD) arrays is demonstrated. Simple constructions of transmitter/receiver modules are proposed. Optical alignment is achieved without power-monitoring. Crosstalk from an adjacent channel was -34dB. Misalignment tolerance for a BER of less than 10-9 was 85μm. The results clearly indicate that the interconnection system built around an image fiber and 2-D VCSEL/PD arrays has promise for use in the highly parallel high-density optical interconnects of the future.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||IEICE Transactions on Electronics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2001|
- 2-D parallel transmission
- Image fiber
- Optical interconnects