Simulation of board-level free-space optical interconnects for electronic processing

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A simulation program for evaluating free-space optical interconnects at the board system level is described. The algorithm combines the interactive effects of component misalignment, beam expansion, propagation distance, and optical cross talk on system-bit error rate and packing density. The program is used to evaluate the conditions that are necessary for a board-level system to achieve a bit error rate of 10-17 with maximum signal-packing density for a source receiver separation of 10 cm and an alignment tolerance of ±0.27 deg. The design example incorporates substrate-mode holographic optical elements for lateral and longitudinal signal distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2438-2445
Number of pages8
JournalApplied optics
Issue number14
StatePublished - May 10 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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