Optical transceivers for interconnections in satellite payloads

Mikko Karppinen, Veli Heikkinen, Eveliina Juntunen, Kari Kautio, Jyrki Ollila, Aila Sitomaniemi, Antti Tanskanen

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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, Ray T. Chen
    PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
    ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-9399-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventSPIE Opto - San Francisco, California, United States
    Duration: 2 Feb 20137 Feb 2013

    Publication series

    SeriesProceedings of SPIE


    ConferenceSPIE Opto
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco, California


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


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