Abstract

We describe a system demonstrator based on vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, metal–semiconductor–metal detectors, printed circuit board (PCB) level optoelectronic device packaging, a compact bulk optical relay, and novel barrel/PCB optomechanics. The entire system was constructed in a standard VME electrical backplane chassis and was capable of operating at >1.7 Gbit/s of aggregate data capacity. In addition to the component technologies developed, we describe operational testing and characterization of the demonstrator.

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  1. R. A. Nordin, F. J. Levi, R. N. Nottenburg, J. O'Gorman, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, “A systems perspective on digital interconnections technology,” J. Lightwave Technol. 10, 811–827 (1992).
    [CrossRef]
  2. D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, W. M. Robertson, G. C. Boisset, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. R. Rolston, A. Z. Shang, “An optical backplane demonstrator system based on FET-SEED smart pixel arrays and diffractive lenslet arrays,” IEEE Photon Tech. Lett. 7, 1057–1059 (1995).
    [CrossRef]
  3. T. Sakano, T. Matsumoto, K. Noguchi, “Three-dimensional board-to-board free-space optical interconnects and their application to the prototype multiprocessor system—COSINE-III,” Appl. Opt. 34, 1815–1822 (1995).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. D. Z. Tsang, T. J. Goblick, “Free-space optical interconnection technology in parallel processing systems,” Opt. Eng. 33, 1524–1531 (1994).
    [CrossRef]
  5. D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, W. Hsiao, D. Kabal, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. Pavlasek, A. Z. Shang, J. Simmons, W. M. Robertson, “A 4 × 4 VCSEL/MSM optical backplane demonstrator system,” in Proceedings of the IEEE-LEOS Annual Meeting 1995 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1995), Postdeadline paper PD 2.4.
  6. D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, D. J. Goodwill, D. N. Kabal, R. Iyer, Y. S. Liu, D. R. Rolston, W. M. Robertson, M. R. Taghizadeh, “A multistage CMOS-SEED optical backplane demonstration system,” Opt. Comput. 96, 14–15 (1996).
  7. H. S. Hinton, T. Szymanski, “Intelligent optical backplanes,” in Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections (IEEE Computer Society Press, San Antonio, Tx., 1995), pp. 133–143.
    [CrossRef]
  8. T. Szymanski, H. S. Hinton, “Design of a terabit free-space photonic backplane for parallel computing” in Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections (IEEE Computer Society Press, San Antonio, Tx., 1995), pp. 16–27.
    [CrossRef]

1996 (1)

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, D. J. Goodwill, D. N. Kabal, R. Iyer, Y. S. Liu, D. R. Rolston, W. M. Robertson, M. R. Taghizadeh, “A multistage CMOS-SEED optical backplane demonstration system,” Opt. Comput. 96, 14–15 (1996).

1995 (2)

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, W. M. Robertson, G. C. Boisset, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. R. Rolston, A. Z. Shang, “An optical backplane demonstrator system based on FET-SEED smart pixel arrays and diffractive lenslet arrays,” IEEE Photon Tech. Lett. 7, 1057–1059 (1995).
[CrossRef]

T. Sakano, T. Matsumoto, K. Noguchi, “Three-dimensional board-to-board free-space optical interconnects and their application to the prototype multiprocessor system—COSINE-III,” Appl. Opt. 34, 1815–1822 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1994 (1)

D. Z. Tsang, T. J. Goblick, “Free-space optical interconnection technology in parallel processing systems,” Opt. Eng. 33, 1524–1531 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

R. A. Nordin, F. J. Levi, R. N. Nottenburg, J. O'Gorman, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, “A systems perspective on digital interconnections technology,” J. Lightwave Technol. 10, 811–827 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Ayliffe, M. H.

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, D. J. Goodwill, D. N. Kabal, R. Iyer, Y. S. Liu, D. R. Rolston, W. M. Robertson, M. R. Taghizadeh, “A multistage CMOS-SEED optical backplane demonstration system,” Opt. Comput. 96, 14–15 (1996).

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, W. Hsiao, D. Kabal, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. Pavlasek, A. Z. Shang, J. Simmons, W. M. Robertson, “A 4 × 4 VCSEL/MSM optical backplane demonstrator system,” in Proceedings of the IEEE-LEOS Annual Meeting 1995 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1995), Postdeadline paper PD 2.4.

Boisset, G. C.

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, D. J. Goodwill, D. N. Kabal, R. Iyer, Y. S. Liu, D. R. Rolston, W. M. Robertson, M. R. Taghizadeh, “A multistage CMOS-SEED optical backplane demonstration system,” Opt. Comput. 96, 14–15 (1996).

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, W. M. Robertson, G. C. Boisset, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. R. Rolston, A. Z. Shang, “An optical backplane demonstrator system based on FET-SEED smart pixel arrays and diffractive lenslet arrays,” IEEE Photon Tech. Lett. 7, 1057–1059 (1995).
[CrossRef]

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, W. Hsiao, D. Kabal, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. Pavlasek, A. Z. Shang, J. Simmons, W. M. Robertson, “A 4 × 4 VCSEL/MSM optical backplane demonstrator system,” in Proceedings of the IEEE-LEOS Annual Meeting 1995 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1995), Postdeadline paper PD 2.4.

Goblick, T. J.

D. Z. Tsang, T. J. Goblick, “Free-space optical interconnection technology in parallel processing systems,” Opt. Eng. 33, 1524–1531 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Goodwill, D. J.

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, D. J. Goodwill, D. N. Kabal, R. Iyer, Y. S. Liu, D. R. Rolston, W. M. Robertson, M. R. Taghizadeh, “A multistage CMOS-SEED optical backplane demonstration system,” Opt. Comput. 96, 14–15 (1996).

Hinton, H. S.

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, D. J. Goodwill, D. N. Kabal, R. Iyer, Y. S. Liu, D. R. Rolston, W. M. Robertson, M. R. Taghizadeh, “A multistage CMOS-SEED optical backplane demonstration system,” Opt. Comput. 96, 14–15 (1996).

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, W. M. Robertson, G. C. Boisset, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. R. Rolston, A. Z. Shang, “An optical backplane demonstrator system based on FET-SEED smart pixel arrays and diffractive lenslet arrays,” IEEE Photon Tech. Lett. 7, 1057–1059 (1995).
[CrossRef]

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, W. Hsiao, D. Kabal, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. Pavlasek, A. Z. Shang, J. Simmons, W. M. Robertson, “A 4 × 4 VCSEL/MSM optical backplane demonstrator system,” in Proceedings of the IEEE-LEOS Annual Meeting 1995 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1995), Postdeadline paper PD 2.4.

T. Szymanski, H. S. Hinton, “Design of a terabit free-space photonic backplane for parallel computing” in Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections (IEEE Computer Society Press, San Antonio, Tx., 1995), pp. 16–27.
[CrossRef]

H. S. Hinton, T. Szymanski, “Intelligent optical backplanes,” in Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections (IEEE Computer Society Press, San Antonio, Tx., 1995), pp. 133–143.
[CrossRef]

Hsiao, W.

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, W. Hsiao, D. Kabal, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. Pavlasek, A. Z. Shang, J. Simmons, W. M. Robertson, “A 4 × 4 VCSEL/MSM optical backplane demonstrator system,” in Proceedings of the IEEE-LEOS Annual Meeting 1995 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1995), Postdeadline paper PD 2.4.

Iyer, R.

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, D. J. Goodwill, D. N. Kabal, R. Iyer, Y. S. Liu, D. R. Rolston, W. M. Robertson, M. R. Taghizadeh, “A multistage CMOS-SEED optical backplane demonstration system,” Opt. Comput. 96, 14–15 (1996).

Kabal, D.

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, W. Hsiao, D. Kabal, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. Pavlasek, A. Z. Shang, J. Simmons, W. M. Robertson, “A 4 × 4 VCSEL/MSM optical backplane demonstrator system,” in Proceedings of the IEEE-LEOS Annual Meeting 1995 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1995), Postdeadline paper PD 2.4.

Kabal, D. N.

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, D. J. Goodwill, D. N. Kabal, R. Iyer, Y. S. Liu, D. R. Rolston, W. M. Robertson, M. R. Taghizadeh, “A multistage CMOS-SEED optical backplane demonstration system,” Opt. Comput. 96, 14–15 (1996).

Kim, N. H.

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, W. M. Robertson, G. C. Boisset, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. R. Rolston, A. Z. Shang, “An optical backplane demonstrator system based on FET-SEED smart pixel arrays and diffractive lenslet arrays,” IEEE Photon Tech. Lett. 7, 1057–1059 (1995).
[CrossRef]

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, W. Hsiao, D. Kabal, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. Pavlasek, A. Z. Shang, J. Simmons, W. M. Robertson, “A 4 × 4 VCSEL/MSM optical backplane demonstrator system,” in Proceedings of the IEEE-LEOS Annual Meeting 1995 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1995), Postdeadline paper PD 2.4.

Levi, F. J.

R. A. Nordin, F. J. Levi, R. N. Nottenburg, J. O'Gorman, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, “A systems perspective on digital interconnections technology,” J. Lightwave Technol. 10, 811–827 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Y. S.

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, D. J. Goodwill, D. N. Kabal, R. Iyer, Y. S. Liu, D. R. Rolston, W. M. Robertson, M. R. Taghizadeh, “A multistage CMOS-SEED optical backplane demonstration system,” Opt. Comput. 96, 14–15 (1996).

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, W. M. Robertson, G. C. Boisset, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. R. Rolston, A. Z. Shang, “An optical backplane demonstrator system based on FET-SEED smart pixel arrays and diffractive lenslet arrays,” IEEE Photon Tech. Lett. 7, 1057–1059 (1995).
[CrossRef]

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, W. Hsiao, D. Kabal, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. Pavlasek, A. Z. Shang, J. Simmons, W. M. Robertson, “A 4 × 4 VCSEL/MSM optical backplane demonstrator system,” in Proceedings of the IEEE-LEOS Annual Meeting 1995 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1995), Postdeadline paper PD 2.4.

Logan, R. A.

R. A. Nordin, F. J. Levi, R. N. Nottenburg, J. O'Gorman, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, “A systems perspective on digital interconnections technology,” J. Lightwave Technol. 10, 811–827 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Matsumoto, T.

Noguchi, K.

Nordin, R. A.

R. A. Nordin, F. J. Levi, R. N. Nottenburg, J. O'Gorman, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, “A systems perspective on digital interconnections technology,” J. Lightwave Technol. 10, 811–827 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Nottenburg, R. N.

R. A. Nordin, F. J. Levi, R. N. Nottenburg, J. O'Gorman, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, “A systems perspective on digital interconnections technology,” J. Lightwave Technol. 10, 811–827 (1992).
[CrossRef]

O'Gorman, J.

R. A. Nordin, F. J. Levi, R. N. Nottenburg, J. O'Gorman, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, “A systems perspective on digital interconnections technology,” J. Lightwave Technol. 10, 811–827 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Otazo, M. R.

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, W. M. Robertson, G. C. Boisset, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. R. Rolston, A. Z. Shang, “An optical backplane demonstrator system based on FET-SEED smart pixel arrays and diffractive lenslet arrays,” IEEE Photon Tech. Lett. 7, 1057–1059 (1995).
[CrossRef]

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, W. Hsiao, D. Kabal, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. Pavlasek, A. Z. Shang, J. Simmons, W. M. Robertson, “A 4 × 4 VCSEL/MSM optical backplane demonstrator system,” in Proceedings of the IEEE-LEOS Annual Meeting 1995 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1995), Postdeadline paper PD 2.4.

Pavlasek, D.

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, W. Hsiao, D. Kabal, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. Pavlasek, A. Z. Shang, J. Simmons, W. M. Robertson, “A 4 × 4 VCSEL/MSM optical backplane demonstrator system,” in Proceedings of the IEEE-LEOS Annual Meeting 1995 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1995), Postdeadline paper PD 2.4.

Plant, D. V.

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, D. J. Goodwill, D. N. Kabal, R. Iyer, Y. S. Liu, D. R. Rolston, W. M. Robertson, M. R. Taghizadeh, “A multistage CMOS-SEED optical backplane demonstration system,” Opt. Comput. 96, 14–15 (1996).

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, W. M. Robertson, G. C. Boisset, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. R. Rolston, A. Z. Shang, “An optical backplane demonstrator system based on FET-SEED smart pixel arrays and diffractive lenslet arrays,” IEEE Photon Tech. Lett. 7, 1057–1059 (1995).
[CrossRef]

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, W. Hsiao, D. Kabal, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. Pavlasek, A. Z. Shang, J. Simmons, W. M. Robertson, “A 4 × 4 VCSEL/MSM optical backplane demonstrator system,” in Proceedings of the IEEE-LEOS Annual Meeting 1995 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1995), Postdeadline paper PD 2.4.

Robertson, B.

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, D. J. Goodwill, D. N. Kabal, R. Iyer, Y. S. Liu, D. R. Rolston, W. M. Robertson, M. R. Taghizadeh, “A multistage CMOS-SEED optical backplane demonstration system,” Opt. Comput. 96, 14–15 (1996).

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, W. M. Robertson, G. C. Boisset, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. R. Rolston, A. Z. Shang, “An optical backplane demonstrator system based on FET-SEED smart pixel arrays and diffractive lenslet arrays,” IEEE Photon Tech. Lett. 7, 1057–1059 (1995).
[CrossRef]

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, W. Hsiao, D. Kabal, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. Pavlasek, A. Z. Shang, J. Simmons, W. M. Robertson, “A 4 × 4 VCSEL/MSM optical backplane demonstrator system,” in Proceedings of the IEEE-LEOS Annual Meeting 1995 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1995), Postdeadline paper PD 2.4.

Robertson, W. M.

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, D. J. Goodwill, D. N. Kabal, R. Iyer, Y. S. Liu, D. R. Rolston, W. M. Robertson, M. R. Taghizadeh, “A multistage CMOS-SEED optical backplane demonstration system,” Opt. Comput. 96, 14–15 (1996).

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, W. M. Robertson, G. C. Boisset, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. R. Rolston, A. Z. Shang, “An optical backplane demonstrator system based on FET-SEED smart pixel arrays and diffractive lenslet arrays,” IEEE Photon Tech. Lett. 7, 1057–1059 (1995).
[CrossRef]

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, W. Hsiao, D. Kabal, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. Pavlasek, A. Z. Shang, J. Simmons, W. M. Robertson, “A 4 × 4 VCSEL/MSM optical backplane demonstrator system,” in Proceedings of the IEEE-LEOS Annual Meeting 1995 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1995), Postdeadline paper PD 2.4.

Rolston, D. R.

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, D. J. Goodwill, D. N. Kabal, R. Iyer, Y. S. Liu, D. R. Rolston, W. M. Robertson, M. R. Taghizadeh, “A multistage CMOS-SEED optical backplane demonstration system,” Opt. Comput. 96, 14–15 (1996).

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, W. M. Robertson, G. C. Boisset, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. R. Rolston, A. Z. Shang, “An optical backplane demonstrator system based on FET-SEED smart pixel arrays and diffractive lenslet arrays,” IEEE Photon Tech. Lett. 7, 1057–1059 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Sakano, T.

Shang, A. Z.

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, W. M. Robertson, G. C. Boisset, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. R. Rolston, A. Z. Shang, “An optical backplane demonstrator system based on FET-SEED smart pixel arrays and diffractive lenslet arrays,” IEEE Photon Tech. Lett. 7, 1057–1059 (1995).
[CrossRef]

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, W. Hsiao, D. Kabal, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. Pavlasek, A. Z. Shang, J. Simmons, W. M. Robertson, “A 4 × 4 VCSEL/MSM optical backplane demonstrator system,” in Proceedings of the IEEE-LEOS Annual Meeting 1995 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1995), Postdeadline paper PD 2.4.

Simmons, J.

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, W. Hsiao, D. Kabal, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. Pavlasek, A. Z. Shang, J. Simmons, W. M. Robertson, “A 4 × 4 VCSEL/MSM optical backplane demonstrator system,” in Proceedings of the IEEE-LEOS Annual Meeting 1995 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1995), Postdeadline paper PD 2.4.

Szymanski, T.

H. S. Hinton, T. Szymanski, “Intelligent optical backplanes,” in Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections (IEEE Computer Society Press, San Antonio, Tx., 1995), pp. 133–143.
[CrossRef]

T. Szymanski, H. S. Hinton, “Design of a terabit free-space photonic backplane for parallel computing” in Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections (IEEE Computer Society Press, San Antonio, Tx., 1995), pp. 16–27.
[CrossRef]

Taghizadeh, M. R.

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, D. J. Goodwill, D. N. Kabal, R. Iyer, Y. S. Liu, D. R. Rolston, W. M. Robertson, M. R. Taghizadeh, “A multistage CMOS-SEED optical backplane demonstration system,” Opt. Comput. 96, 14–15 (1996).

Tanbun-Ek, T.

R. A. Nordin, F. J. Levi, R. N. Nottenburg, J. O'Gorman, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, “A systems perspective on digital interconnections technology,” J. Lightwave Technol. 10, 811–827 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Tsang, D. Z.

D. Z. Tsang, T. J. Goblick, “Free-space optical interconnection technology in parallel processing systems,” Opt. Eng. 33, 1524–1531 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE Photon Tech. Lett. (1)

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, W. M. Robertson, G. C. Boisset, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. R. Rolston, A. Z. Shang, “An optical backplane demonstrator system based on FET-SEED smart pixel arrays and diffractive lenslet arrays,” IEEE Photon Tech. Lett. 7, 1057–1059 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

R. A. Nordin, F. J. Levi, R. N. Nottenburg, J. O'Gorman, T. Tanbun-Ek, R. A. Logan, “A systems perspective on digital interconnections technology,” J. Lightwave Technol. 10, 811–827 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Comput. (1)

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, D. J. Goodwill, D. N. Kabal, R. Iyer, Y. S. Liu, D. R. Rolston, W. M. Robertson, M. R. Taghizadeh, “A multistage CMOS-SEED optical backplane demonstration system,” Opt. Comput. 96, 14–15 (1996).

Opt. Eng. (1)

D. Z. Tsang, T. J. Goblick, “Free-space optical interconnection technology in parallel processing systems,” Opt. Eng. 33, 1524–1531 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, M. H. Ayliffe, G. C. Boisset, W. Hsiao, D. Kabal, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. Pavlasek, A. Z. Shang, J. Simmons, W. M. Robertson, “A 4 × 4 VCSEL/MSM optical backplane demonstrator system,” in Proceedings of the IEEE-LEOS Annual Meeting 1995 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1995), Postdeadline paper PD 2.4.

H. S. Hinton, T. Szymanski, “Intelligent optical backplanes,” in Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections (IEEE Computer Society Press, San Antonio, Tx., 1995), pp. 133–143.
[CrossRef]

T. Szymanski, H. S. Hinton, “Design of a terabit free-space photonic backplane for parallel computing” in Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections (IEEE Computer Society Press, San Antonio, Tx., 1995), pp. 16–27.
[CrossRef]

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VCSEL–MSM daughter boards interconnected with rod and barrel optomechanics.

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Schematic of the rod and barrel optomechanics and the associated optics used for the free-space optical interconnect.

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Six of the 16 channels operating at 155 Mbits/s (0.4 V and 20 ns full scale).

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