Construction of an optoelectronic bitonic sorter based on CMOS/InGaAs smart pixel technology

A. C. Walker, M. P Y Desmulliez, F. A P Tooley, D. T. Neilson, J. A B Dines, D. A. Baillie, S. M. Prince, L. C. Wilkinson, M. R. Taghizadeh, P. Blair, J. F. Snowdon, B. S. Wherrett, C. Stanley, F. Pottier, I. Underwood

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Abstract

The Scottish Collaborative Initiative in Optoelectronic Sciences (SCIOS) is developing an optoelectronic parallel sorter using CMOS/InGaAs hybrid technology. We describe the design of a system with the potential of sorting 1024 8-bit words in 10 µs. The system is based on 32-by-32 arrays of smart pixels produced by solder-assembly of strained InGaAs/GaAs MQW modulator/detectors with CMOS electronics. These devices are linked by an optical perfect shuffle interconnect. The functionality of each processing node, as required by the algorithm, is selected by optical control signals which are circulated along with the optical data. Various physical constraints, including optics limitations, laser power requirements and heat dissipation, have been investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections (MPPOI'95)
Pages180-187
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Event2nd International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 23 Oct 199524 Oct 1995

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections
Abbreviated titleMPPOI'95
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period23/10/9524/10/95

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    Walker, A. C., Desmulliez, M. P. Y., Tooley, F. A. P., Neilson, D. T., Dines, J. A. B., Baillie, D. A., Prince, S. M., Wilkinson, L. C., Taghizadeh, M. R., Blair, P., Snowdon, J. F., Wherrett, B. S., Stanley, C., Pottier, F., & Underwood, I. (1995). Construction of an optoelectronic bitonic sorter based on CMOS/InGaAs smart pixel technology. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections (MPPOI'95) (pp. 180-187)