An optoelectronic parallel data sorter was developed as a technology demonstrator as part of the Scottish Collaborative Initiative in Optoelectronic Sciences. The system is based on two arrays of smart pixels, produced by integration of InGaAs/GaAs multiple quantum well modulator/detectors with CMOS electronics connected by an optical system which implements a perfect shuffle of the 1,024 parallel data channels. The target clock frequency of 100 MHz gives a sorting capacity of up to 1024 16 bit words in less than 20 µs. This corresponds to an I/O data rate of 200 Gbit/s for each of the chips in the system.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 1997 Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/Pacific Rim|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
|Event||1997 Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/Pacific Rim - Chiba, Japan|
Duration: 14 Jul 1997 → 18 Jul 1997
|Conference||1997 Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/Pacific Rim|
|Period||14/07/97 → 18/07/97|