The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
7 - 12 February 2015
Conference 9368
Optical Interconnects XV
Monday - Wednesday 9 - 11 February 2015
Conference
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Conference Chairs
  • Henning Schröder, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany)
  • Ray T. Chen, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)

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Session PLEN:
OPTO Plenary Session
Monday 9 February 2015
8:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Session Chairs: David L. Andrews, Univ. of East Anglia Norwich (United Kingdom); Alexei L. Glebov, OptiGrate Corp. (United States)

8:00 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks, David L. Andrews, Univ. of East Anglia Norwich (United Kingdom)

8:05 am: Announcement of the Green Photonics Awards, Stephen J. Eglash, Executive Director, Stanford Data Science Initiative, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Silicon integrated nanophotonics: from fundamental science to manufacturable technology (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 9368-200
Author(s): Yurii A. Vlasov, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
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Ultrafast coherent charge transfer in solar cells and artificial light harvesting systems: toward movies of electronic motion (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 9358-201
Author(s): Christoph Lienau, Institute of Physics, Carl von Ossietzky Univ. Oldenburg (Germany), Ctr. of Inferface Science, Carl von Ossietzky Univ. Oldenburg (Germany)
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Tunable and quantum metaphotonics (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 9371-202
Author(s): Harry A. Atwater, DOE Light-Material Interactions Energy Frontier Research Ctr. (United States), Resnick Institute (United States), California Institute of Technology (United States)
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Session 1:
Optical Waveguide Technologies
Monday 9 February 2015
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Session Chair:
  • Henning Schröder, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany)
Multimode/single-mode polymer optical waveguide circuit for high-bandwidth-density on-board interconnects (Invited Paper)
Paper 9368-1
Author(s): Takaaki Ishigure, Keio Univ. (Japan)
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Bandwidth studies on multimode polymer waveguides for high-speed board-level optical interconnects (Invited Paper)
Paper 9368-2
Author(s): Richard V. Penty, Nikos Bamiedakis, Jian Chen, Ian H. White, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
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Semi-analytic ray tracing method for time-efficient computing of transmission behavior of PCB level optical multipoint interconnects
Paper 9368-3
Author(s): Oliver Stübbe, Ostwestfalen-Lippe Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)
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Simulation of self-written waveguides for fiber-waveguide interconnection applications
Paper 9368-4
Author(s): Seyedmehdi Mousavi, Arash Hosseinzadeh, Christopher T. Middlebrook, Michigan Technological Univ. (United States)
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Silicone polymer waveguide bridge for Si to glass optical fibers
Paper 9368-5
Author(s): Kevin L. Kruse, Nick Riegel, Christopher T. Middlebrook, Michigan Technological Univ. (United States)
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Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Session 2:
Nanophotonics for Optical Interconnects
Monday 9 February 2015
1:50 PM - 3:20 PM
Nanophotonics and VCSEL arrays for optical interconnects (Invited Paper)
Paper 9368-6
Author(s): Werner H. Hofmann, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
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Low-loss mode converter for coupling light into slotted photonic crystal waveguide
Paper 9368-7
Author(s): Xingyu Zhang, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States); Harish Subbaraman, Amir Hosseini, Omega Optics, Inc. (United States); Ray T. Chen, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
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High-optical coupling efficient quasi-vertical tapers for polymer waveguide devices
Paper 9368-8
Author(s): Zeyu Pan, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States); Harish Subbaraman, Omega Optics, Inc. (United States); Xingyu Zhang, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States); Qiaochu Li, Cheng Zhang, Univ. Of Michigan (United States); L. Jay Guo, Univ. of Michigan (United States); Ray T. Chen, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
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High efficiency silicon strip waveguide to plasmonic slot waveguide mode converter
Paper 9368-9
Author(s): Chin-Ta Chen, National Central Univ. (Taiwan); Xiaochuan Xu, Amir Hosseini, Omega Optics, Inc. (United States); Zeyu Pan, Ray T. Chen, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
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Session 3:
Hybrid Integrated Optical Link Modules
Monday 9 February 2015
3:50 PM - 5:30 PM
1060-nm VCSEL-based parallel-optical modules for optical interconnects (Invited Paper)
Paper 9368-10
Author(s): Naoya Nishimura, Kazuya Nagashima, Agyl F. Rizky, Yoshinobu Nekado, Toshinori Uemura, Yozo Ishikawa, Hideyuki Nasu, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)
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Multi-wavelength transceiver integration on SOI for high-performance computing system applications
Paper 9368-11
Author(s): Timo Aalto, Mikko Harjanne, Sami Ylinen, Maarkku Kapulainen, Tapani Vehmas, Matteo Cherchi, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
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A CWDM photoreceiver module for 10 Gb/s x 4ch interconnection based on a vertical-illumination-type Ge-on-Si photodetectors and a silica-based AWG
Paper 9368-12
Author(s): Ki-Seok Jang, Jiho Joo, Taeyong Kim, Sanghoon Kim, Jin Hyuk Oh, In Gyoo Kim, Sun Ae Kim, Gyungock Kim, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (Korea, Republic of)
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Hybrid-Integrated WDM silicon photonics for inter-chip communications (Invited Paper)
Paper 9368-13
Author(s): Hiren D. Thacker, Oracle (United States)
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Session 4:
Manufacturing Technologies
Tuesday 10 February 2015
8:10 AM - 10:00 AM
Towards high-precision manufacturing of 3D optical components using UV-curable hybrid polymers (Invited Paper)
Paper 9368-14
Author(s): Arne Schleunitz, Jan J. Klein, micro resist technology GmbH (Germany); Ruth Houbertz, Multiphoton Optics GmbH (Germany); Marko Vogler, Gabi Gruetzner, micro resist technology GmbH (Germany)
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Building blocks for actively-aligned micro-optical systems in rapid prototyping and small series production
Paper 9368-15
Author(s): Gunnar Böttger, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany); Marco Queisser, Norbert Arndt-Staufenbiel, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany); Henning Schröder, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany); Klaus-Dieter Lang, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
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Manufacturability and optical functionality of multimode optical interconnections developed with fast processable and reliable polymer waveguide silicones
Paper 9368-16
Author(s): Joe Liu, Allen Lee, Mike Hu, Lisa Chan, Sean Huang, Foxconn Electronics, Inc. (Taiwan); Brandon W. Swatowski, W. Ken . Weidner, Joseph Han, Dow Corning Corp. (United States)
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Optical coupling structure made by imprinting between single-mode polymer waveguide and embedded VCSEL
Paper 9368-17
Author(s): Mikko Karppinen, Noora Salminen, Tia Korhonen, Teemu Alajoki, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland); Erwin Bosman, Geert Van Steenberge, IMEC (Belgium); John Justice, Umar Khan, Brian Corbett, Tyndall National Institute (Ireland); Arjen Boersma, TNO (Netherlands)
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Optical printed circuit board with vertical waveguide structure for high-speed data link and high-efficient optical coupling
Paper 9368-18
Author(s): Sung Hwan Hwang, Woo-Jin Lee, Jong-Bae An, Nam-Won Moon, Gye Won Kim, Myoung Jin Kim, Eun Joo Jung, Korea Photonics Technology Institute (Korea, Republic of); Ki Young Jung, NewFlex Technology Co., Ltd. (Korea, Republic of); Ik-Bu Sohn, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of); Byung Sup Rho, Korea Photonics Technology Institute (Korea, Republic of)
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Session 5:
Optical Interconnect Devices and Modulators
Tuesday 10 February 2015
10:30 AM - 12:10 PM
VCSEL scaling for very low bit energy (Invited Paper)
Paper 9368-19
Author(s): Dennis Deppe, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States); Guowei Zhao, sdPhotonics, LLC (United States); Xu Yang, Mingxin Li, Yu Zhang, Sabine Freisem, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
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Broadband energy-efficient optical modulation by hybrid integration of silicon nanophotonics and organic electro-optic polymer
Paper 9368-20
Author(s): Xingyu Zhang, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States); Amir Hosseini, Harish Subbaraman, Omega Optics, Inc. (United States); Jingdong Luo, Alex K. Y. Jen, Univ. of Washington (United States); Robert L. Nelson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States); Ray T. Chen, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
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Hybrid titanium dioxide strip-line/electro-optic polymer waveguide optical modulators
Paper 9368-21
Author(s): Shiyoshi Yokoyama, Feng QIu, Andrew M. Spring, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)
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Comb laser and ring modulator resonator based optical interconnects (Invited Paper)
Paper 9368-22
Author(s): Jeremy Witzens, Juliana Müller, Johannes Hauck, Saeed Sharif Azadeh, Alvaro Mártir, Bin Shen, Sebastian Romero-García, Florian Merget, RWTH Aachen (Germany)
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Lunch/Exhibition Break 12:10 PM - 1:30 PM
Session 6:
Fiber Optics and Micro-Optics Integration
Tuesday 10 February 2015
1:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Equilibrium modal power distribution measurement of step-index hard plastic cladding and graded-index silica multimode fibers
Paper 9368-23
Author(s): Ruichen Tao, Univ. College London (United Kingdom); Takehiro Hayashi, HAT Lab Inc. (Japan); Manabu Kagami, Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc. (Japan); Shigeru Kobayashi, TE Connectivity Ltd. (Japan); Manabu Yasukawa, Synergy Optosystems Co., Ltd. (Japan); Hui Yang, David Robinson, Arden Photonics Ltd. (United Kingdom); Hadi Baghsiahi, F. Aníbal Fernández, David R. Selviah, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
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Analytical predictive modeling in fiber optics structural analysis: review and extension
Paper 9368-24
Author(s): Ephraim Suhir, ERS Co. (United States)
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Theoretical and empirical qualification of a mechanical-optical interface for parallel optics links
Paper 9368-25
Author(s): Dirk Schoellner, Steven Chuang, Alan Ugolini, Jillcha Wakjira, Griffin Wolf, US Conec Ltd. (United States); Prashant Gandhi, Amphenol TCS (United States); Alex Persaud, Amphenol High Speed Products (United States)
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Polymeric demultiplexer component for wavelength division multiplex communication systems using polymer fibers
Paper 9368-26
Author(s): Ulrich H. Fischer-Hirchert, Matthias Haupt, Sebastian Höll, Mladen Joncic, Hochschule Harz (Germany)
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Planar concave grating with flattened spectral response for wavelength demultiplexing optical interconnection
Paper 9368-27
Author(s): Guomin Jiang, Sarfaraz Baig, Hui Lu, Kai Shen, Michael R. Wang, Univ. of Miami (United States)
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Session 7:
Optical Interconnect Systems
Tuesday 10 February 2015
3:40 PM - 5:20 PM
Electrical interconnect scaling and the transition to optical
Paper 9368-28
Author(s): Bryan K. Casper, Intel Corp. (United States)
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Towards energy-efficient photonic interconnects
Paper 9368-29
Author(s): Yigit Demir, Nikos Hardavellas, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
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Electro-optical backplane demonstrator with integrated multimode gradient-index thin glass waveguide panel
Paper 9368-30
Author(s): Henning Schröder, Lars Brusberg, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany); Richard Pitwon, Seagate Technology LLC (United Kingdom); Simon Whalley, ILFA Feinstleitertechnik GmbH (Germany); Kai Wang, Allen Miller, Seagate Technology LLC (United Kingdom); Christian Herbst, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany); Daniel Weber, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany); Klaus-Dieter Lang, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
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8 Gb/s single-wavelength bi-directional PAM-16 SI-POF link using blue μLEDs and avalanche photodiodes
Paper 9368-31
Author(s): Xin Li, Nikos Bamiedakis, Jinlong Wei, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom); Jonathan D. McKendry, Enyuan Xie, Ricardo Ferreira, Erdan Gu, Martin D. Dawson, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom); Richard V. Penty, Ian H. White, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
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International standardisation of optical circuit board measurement and fabrication procedures
Paper 9368-32
Author(s): Richard C. Pitwon, Seagate Technology LLC (United Kingdom); Marika Immonen, TTM Technologies, Inc. (Finland); Jinhua Wu, TTM Technologies, Inc. (China); Kai Wang, Seagate Technology LLC (United Kingdom); Long Xiu Zhu, Hui Juan Yan, TTM Technologies, Inc. (China)
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Session 8:
PICs for Optical Interconnects: Joint Session with Conferences 9367 and 9368
Wednesday 11 February 2015
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Session Chairs:
  • Henning Schröder, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany);
  • Graham T. Reed, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Imec ISIPP25G silicon photonics: a robust CMOS-based photonics technology platform
Paper 9367-35
Author(s): Philippe P. Absil, IMEC (Belgium)
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Optimization of beam expansion characteristics in a silicon planar guided-wave structure
Paper 9368-33
Author(s): Siamak Abaslou, Robert Gatdula, Wei Jiang, Rutgers, The State Univ. of New Jersey (United States)
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Design, fabrication, and characterisation of nano-imprinted single-mode waveguide structures for intra-chip optical communications
Paper 9368-34
Author(s): John Justice, Umar Khan, Tyndall National Institute (Ireland); Tia Korhonen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland); Arjen Boersma, Sjoukje Wiegersma, TNO (Netherlands); Mikko Karppinen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland); Brian Corbett, Tyndall National Institute (Ireland)
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Mode-converting coupler for silicon-on-sapphire devices
Paper 9367-36
Author(s): Sanja Zlatanovic, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (United States); Bruce W. Offord, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr Pacific (United States); Randy L. Shimabukuro, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (United States); Everett W. Jacobs, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr. Pacific (United States); Michael W. Owen, Defense Microelectronics Activity (United States)
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Topology-optimized silicon photonic wire mode-multiplexer
Paper 9367-37
Author(s): Louise F. Frellsen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark); Lars H. Frandsen, Yunhong Ding, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark), DTU Fotonik (Denmark); Yuriy Elesin, Topsoe Fuel Cell (Denmark); Ole Sigmund, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark); Kresten Yvind, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark), DTU Fotonik (Denmark)
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25 Gbps silicon photonics multi-mode fiber link with highly alignment tolerant vertically-illuminated germanium photodiode
Paper 9367-38
Author(s): Tadashi Okumura, Yuki Wakayama, Yasunobu Matsuoka, Katsuya Oda, Misuzu Sagawa, Takashi Takemoto, Etsuko Nomoto, Hideo Arimoto, Shigehisa Tanaka, Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan)
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Silicon-based tunable optical delay lines and switches for next-generation optical telecommunications (Invited Paper)
Paper 9367-39
Author(s): Linjie Zhou, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
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Session 9:
Device Coupling Approaches for Silicon Photonics Chips: Joint Session with Conferences 9367 and 9368
Wednesday 11 February 2015
11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
  • Session Chairs:
  • Graham T. Reed, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom);
  • Henning Schröder, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany)
Silicon photonic devices based on SOI/bulk-silicon platforms for chip-level optical interconnects (Invited Paper)
Paper 9368-35
Author(s): Gyungock Kim, In Gyoo Kim, Sanghoon Kim, Jiho Joo, Ki-Seok Jang, Sun Ae Kim, Jin Hyuk Oh, Jeong-Woo Park, Myung-Joon Kwack, Jaegyu Park, Hyundai Park, Gun Sik Park, Sanggi Kim, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (Korea, Republic of)
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Symmetric cavity modes in parallel-coupled waveguides with tapered distributed Bragg reflectors
Paper 9368-36
Author(s): Robert Gatdula, Siamak Abaslou, Wei Jiang, Rutgers, The State Univ. of New Jersey (United States)
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Si-wire grating couplers for integrated optical transceivers based on single-mode fiber connection
Paper 9367-40
Author(s): Yohei Sobu, Fujitsu Labs., Ltd. (Japan), Photonics Electronics Technology Research Association (Japan); Seok–Hwan Jeong, Photonics Electronics Technology Research Association (PETRA) (Japan); Shigeaki Sekiguchi, Fujitsu Labs., Ltd. (Japan), Photonics Electronics Technology Research Association (Japan); Yu Tanaka, Photonics Electronics Technology Research Association (Japan); Ken Morito, Fujitsu Labs., Ltd. (Japan), Photonics Electronics Technology Research Association (Japan)
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Low back-reflection CMOS-compatible grating coupler for perfectly vertical coupling
Paper 9367-41
Author(s): George Dabos, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece); Nikos Pleros, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece), Informatics and Telematics Institute,Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece); Dimitris M. Tsiokos, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece), Informatics and Telematics Institute (Greece)
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Mode conversion based on the acousto-optical interaction in hybrid photonic-phononic waveguide
Paper 9367-42
Author(s): Guodong Chen, Ruiwen Zhang, Xiong Huang, Heng Xie, Ya Gao, Danqi Feng, Junqiang Sun, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
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Session PWed:
Posters-Wednesday
Wednesday 11 February 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Conference attendees are invited to attend the OPTO poster session on Wednesday evening. Come view the posters, enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field. Authors of poster papers will be present to answer questions concerning their papers. Attendees are required to wear their conference registration badges to the poster sessions. Poster authors, view poster presentation guidelines and set-up instructions at http://spie.org/PWPosterGuidelines.
Development and qualification of a mechanical-optical interface for parallel optics links
Paper 9368-37
Author(s): Dirk Schoellner, Steven Chuang, Alan Ugolini, Jillcha Wakjira, Griffin Wolf, US Conec Ltd. (United States)
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Multiple-input multiple-output based high-density on-chip optical interconnect
Paper 9368-38
Author(s): Po-Kuan Shen, National Central Univ. (Taiwan); Xiaochuan Xu, Amir Hosseini, Omega Optics, Inc. (United States); Zeyu Pan, Ray T. T. Chen, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
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