Current Trends of High capacity Optical Interconnection Data Link in High Performance Optical Communication Systems

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Ahmed Nabih Zaki Rashed 1,*

1. Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering Department, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Menouf 32951, Menoufia University, Egypt

* Corresponding author.


Received: 1 Apr. 2012 / Revised: 6 Aug. 2012 / Accepted: 1 Nov. 2012 / Published: 8 Feb. 2013

Index Terms

Optical Fiber Link, High Speed Optical Interconnection, Integrated Optics, Optical Source, Optical Detector


Optical technologies are ubiquitous in telecommunications networks and systems, providing multiple wavelength channels of transport at 2.5 Gbit/sec to 40 Gbit/sec data rates over single fiber optic cables. Market pressures continue to drive the number of wavelength channels per fiber and the data rate per channel. This trend will continue for many years to come as electronic commerce grows and enterprises demand higher and reliable bandwidth over long distances. Electronic commerce, in turn, is driving the growth curves for single processor and multiprocessor performance in data base transaction and Web based servers. Ironically, the insatiable taste for enterprise network bandwidth, which has driven up the volume and pushed down the price of optical components for telecommunications, is simultaneously stressing computer system bandwidth increasing the need for new interconnection schemes and providing for the first time commercial opportunities for optical components in computer systems. The evolution of integrated circuit technology is causing system designs to move towards communication based architectures. We have presented the current tends of high performance system capacity of optical interconnection data transmission link in high performance optical communication and computing systems over wide range of the affecting parameters.

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Ahmed Nabih Zaki Rashed, "Current Trends of High capacity Optical Interconnection Data Link in High Performance Optical Communication Systems", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.5, no.3, pp.94-110, 2013. DOI:10.5815/ijisa.2013.03.10


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