Minimum light power and the corresponding minimum number of photons required for the operation of on-chip optical interconnection are discussed. The minimum light power to realize the designed error rate is compared to the minimum light power needed to output sufficient voltage to drive the following electronic circuits. It has been shown from the study that the limiting factor would be the circuit restriction rather than the error rate constraint.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Optoelectronics - Devices and Technologies|
|Publication status||Published - 1994 Mar 1|
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