Title

High-speed free-space based reconfigurable card-to-card optical interconnects with broadcast capability

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Optical Society of America

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

Electron Science Research Institute

RAS ID

16640

Comments

This article was originally published as: Wang, K., Nirmalathas, A., Lim, C., Skafidas, E., & Alameh, K. (2013). High-speed free-space based reconfigurable card-to-card optical interconnects with broadcast capability. Optics Express, 21(13), 15395-15400. Original article available here

Abstract

In this paper, we propose and experimentally demonstrate a freespace based high-speed reconfigurable card-to-card optical interconnect architecture with broadcast capability, which is required for control functionalities and efficient parallel computing applications. Experimental results show that 10 Gb/s data can be broadcast to all receiving channels for up to 30 cm with a worst-case receiver sensitivity better than ?12.20 dBm. In addition, arbitrary multicasting with the same architecture is also investigated. 10 Gb/s reconfigurable point-to-point link and multicast channels are simultaneously demonstrated with a measured receiver sensitivity power penalty of ∼1.3 dB due to crosstalk.

DOI

10.1364/OE.21.015395

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