Optical interconnects based on optical far- and near-field interactions for high-density data broadcasting

Makoto Naruse, Tadashi Kawazoe, Suguru Sangu, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Motoichi Ohtsu
2006 Optics Express  
Ultrahigh-density data-broadcasting optical interconnects are proposed and experimentally demonstrated using optical near-field interactions between quantum dots, which cannot be driven by far-field light, allowing sub-wavelength device operation, and far-field excitation for global interconnects. The proposed scheme helps to solve interconnection difficulties experienced in nano-scale device arrays since components for individually guiding light from external systems are not required.
more » ... required. Combining the broadcasting mechanism with switching and summation architectures will allow nano-scale integration of parallel processing devices.
doi:10.1364/opex.14.000306 pmid:19503344 fatcat:myklxot57rcbxajb4qi2qellci