High-speed 2-D parallel optical interconnects using image fibers with VCSEL/PD arrays

Moriya Nakamura, Ken Ichi Kitayama

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-287
Number of pages6
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001


  • 2-D parallel transmission
  • Image fiber
  • Optical interconnects

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