Minimum light power for optical interconnection in integrated circuits

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-136
Number of pages6
JournalOptoelectronics - Devices and Technologies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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