Optical transceivers for interconnections in satellite payloads

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The increasing data rates and processing on board satellites call for the use of photonic interconnects providing high-bitrate performance as well as valuable savings in mass and volume. Therefore, optical transmitter and receiver technology is developed for aerospace applications. The metal-ceramic-packaging with hermetic fiber pigtails enables robustness for the harsh spacecraft environment, while the 850-nm VCSEL-based transceiver technology meets the high bit-rate and low power requirements. The developed components include 6 Gbps SpaceFibre duplex transceivers for intra-satellite data links and 40 Gbps parallel optical transceivers for board-to-board interconnects. Also, integration concept of interchip optical interconnects for onboard processor ICs is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptoelectronic Interconnects XIII
EditorsAlexei L. Glebov
PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
ISBN (Print)978-081949399-6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventSPIE Opto - San Francisco, California, United States
Duration: 2 Feb 20137 Feb 2013

Publication series

SeriesProceedings of SPIE


ConferenceSPIE Opto
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, California


  • aerospace electronics
  • fiber optics
  • low-temperature cofired ceramics
  • optila interconnect
  • parallel optical link

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