The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
13 - 18 February 2016
Conference 9753
Optical Interconnects XVI
Monday - Wednesday 15 - 17 February 2016
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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)

Program Committee
  • Bill Blubaugh, US Conec Ltd. (United States)
  • Patrick B. Chu, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
  • Alan F. Evans, Corning Incorporated (United States)
  • Alexei L. Glebov, OptiGrate Corp. (United States)
  • Ruth Houbertz, Multiphoton Optics GmbH (Germany)
  • Marika P. Immonen, TTM Technologies, Inc. (Finland)
  • Takaaki Ishigure, Keio Univ. (Japan)
  • Wei Jiang, Rutgers, The State Univ. of New Jersey (United States)
  • Mikko Karppinen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
  • Christian Koos, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)

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Monday 15 February Show All Abstracts
OPTO Plenary Session
Monday 15 February 2016
8:00 AM - 10:10 AM

8:00 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jean Emmanuel Broquin IMEP-LAHC (France)
Shibin Jiang, AdValue Photonics, Inc. (United States)

8:05 am: Announcement of the Green Photonics Awards
Stephen J. Eglash, Stanford Data Science Initiative, Stanford Univ. (United States)

Parity-time symmetry photonics (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 9756-101
Author(s): Xiang Zhang, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
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Quantum nonlinear optics: nonlinear optics meets the quantum world (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 9755-202
Author(s): Robert W. Boyd, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada), Univ. of Rochester (United States)
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Merging photonics with nanoelectronics (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 9750-303
Author(s): Michael Liehr, American Institute for Manufacturing of Integrated Photonics (United States), Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute (United States)
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Session 1:
Novel Optical Waveguide and Interconnect Technologies
Monday 15 February 2016
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
GI-core polymer waveguide based on polynorbornene for optical interconnection (Invited Paper)
Paper 9753-1
Author(s): Katsuma Kitazoe, SUMITOMO BAKELITE Co., Ltd. (Japan)
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High-precision 3D printing: fabrication of micro-optics and integrated optical packages
Paper 9753-2
Author(s): Ruth Houbertz, Moritz Esslinger, Multiphoton Optics GmbH (Germany); Sönke Steenhusen, Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung (Germany); Gianni Preve, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (Italy)
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High-bandwidth and low-loss multimode polymer waveguides and waveguide components for high-speed board-level optical interconnects (Invited Paper)
Paper 9753-3
Author(s): Nikos Bamiedakis, Jian Chen, Richard V. Penty, Ian H. White, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
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Low-Loss Graded Index Multimode Polymer Crossed Waveguides Fabricated Using the Imprint Method
Paper 9753-4
Author(s): Yutaro Oizumi, Takaaki Ishigure, Keio Univ. (Japan)
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Comparison of self-written waveguide techniques and bulk index matching for low-loss polymer waveguide interconnects
Paper 9753-5
Author(s): Derek Burrell, Christopher T. Middlebrook, Michigan Technological Univ. (United States)
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Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Session 2:
Nanophotonics for Optical Interconnects
Monday 15 February 2016
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
A chip scale optical Tx/Rx based on silicon photonics from views of multi-mode transmission (Invited Paper)
Paper 9753-6
Author(s): Ichiro Ogura, Photonics Electronics Technology Research Association (Japan)
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Silicon photonics for 100 Gbit/s intra-data center optical interconnects (Invited Paper)
Paper 9753-7
Author(s): Stefan Meister, Hanjo Rhee, Christoph Theiss, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany), Sicoya GmbH (Germany); Sebastian Kupijai, Aws Al-Saadi, Danilo Bronzi, Marvin Henniges, David Selicke, Muhammad Atif, Milan Gajewski, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany); David Stolarek, Andreas Mai, Mehmet Kaynak, Stefan Lischke, Harald H. Richter, Lars Zimmermann, Bernd Tillack, IHP GmbH (Germany)
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Silicon germanium on graded buffer as a new platform for optical interconnects on silicon
Paper 9753-8
Author(s): Vladyslav Vakarin, Institut d'Électronique Fondamentale (France); Papichaya Chaisakul, Institut d'Électronique Fondamentale (France), The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Jacopo Frigerio, Andrea Ballabio, Politecnico di Milano (Italy); Xavier Le Roux, Jean-René Coudevylle, Laurent Vivien, Institut d'Électronique Fondamentale (France); Giovanni Isella, Politecnico di Milano (Italy); Delphine Marris-Morini, Institut d'Électronique Fondamentale (France)
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Low latency, area, and energy efficient hybrid photonic plasmonic on-chip interconnects
Paper 9753-9
Author(s): Shuai Sun, The George Washington Univ. (United States); Abdel-Hameed A. Badaway, The George Washington Univ. (United States), Arkansas Tech Univ. (United States); Tarek El-Ghazawi, Volker J. Sorger, The George Washington Univ. (United States)
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An efficient total-internal-reflection optical switch based on reverse breakdown of pn junction and thermo-optic effect in silicon
Paper 9753-10
Author(s): Jong-hun Kim, Hyo-Hoon Park, KAIST (Korea, Republic of)
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Session 3:
Hybrid Integrated Optical Link Modules
Monday 15 February 2016
4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Technical and economic challenges and opportunities for optical interconnect technologies (Invited Paper)
Paper 9753-11
Author(s): Daniel Mahgerefteh, Craig Thompson, Finisar Corp. (United States)
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Integrating III-V, Si, and polymer waveguides for optical interconnects: RAPIDO (Invited Paper)
Paper 9753-12
Author(s): Timo Aalto, Mikko Harjanne, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland Ltd. (Finland); Bert-Jan Offrein, Charles Caër, IBM Research - Zürich (Switzerland); Christian Neumeyr, Vertilas GmbH (Germany); Antonio Malacarne, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (Italy), Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy); Mircea Guina, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland); Frank Hudson Peters, Tyndall National Institute (Ireland); Petri Melanen, Modulight, Inc. (Finland)
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Extended temperature performance of 120 Gb/s midboard optical engine
Paper 9753-13
Author(s): Josh Cornelius, Samtec Optical Group (United States); Aaron Baumer, SAMTEC USA (United States); Eric Zbinden, David Langsam, Marc Verdiell, Samtec Optical Group (United States)
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A novel method for optical engine testing
Paper 9753-14
Author(s): Bo Lin, Jeffrey DeMeritt, Randall Harrison, Craig Strause, Nicholas Hein, Corning Incorporated (United States)
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Scalable electro-photonic integration concept based on polymer waveguides
Paper 9753-50
Author(s): Erwin Bosman, Geert Van Steenberge, Univ. Gent (Belgium); Arjen Boersma, Sjoukje Wiegersma, TNO (Netherlands); Mikko Karppinen, Tia Korhonen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland Ltd. (Finland); Bert-Jan Offrein, Roger F. Dangel, IBM Research - Zürich (Switzerland); Markus Ortsiefer, Aydan Daily, Vertilas GmbH (Germany); John Justice, Brian Corbett, Tyndall National Institute (Ireland); Jeroen Duis, Sander Dorrestein, TE Connectivity Ltd. (Switzerland)
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Tuesday 16 February Show All Abstracts
Session 4:
Electrical-Optical PCB Technologies
Tuesday 16 February 2016
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Multilayer optical interconnects using ultrafast laser direct written 3D waveguides and ion exchange surface waveguides (Invited Paper)
Paper 9753-15
Author(s): Kevin Chen, Yawen Huang, Sheng Huang, Rongtao Cao, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States); Ming-Jun Li, Corning Incorporated (United States)
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Planar polymer and glass graded index waveguides for data centre applications
Paper 9753-16
Author(s): Richard C. Pitwon, Seagate Systems (UK) Ltd. (United Kingdom); Akira Yamauchi, Keio Univ. (Japan); Lars Brusberg, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany); Kai Wang, Seagate Systems (UK) Ltd. (United Kingdom); Takaaki Ishigure, Keio Univ. (Japan); Henning Schröder, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany); Alex Worrall, Seagate Systems (UK) Ltd. (United Kingdom)
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Electro-optical circuit board with single-mode glass waveguide optical interconnects
Paper 9753-17
Author(s): Lars Brusberg, Dominik Pernthaler, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany); Daniel Weber, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany); Bogdan Sirbu, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany); Christian Herbst, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany); Christopher Frey, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany); Marco Queisser, Markus Wöhrmann, Dionysios Manessis, Beatrice Schild, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany); Hermann Oppermann, Yann Eichhammer, Henning Schröder, Andreas Hakansson, Tolga Tekin, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany)
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Assembly and performance of silicone polymer waveguides (Invited Paper)
Paper 9753-18
Author(s): Brandon W. Swatowski, Dow Corning Corp. (United States); Calob K. Lostutter, Molex, Incorporated (United States); W. K. Weidner, Dow Corning Corp. (United States); Malcolm H. Hodge, Molex, Incorporated (United States); Thomas R. Marrapode, Molex Fiber Optics (United States)
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Low-loss optical coupling between waveguide and optical modules via 45-degree mirrors realized with graded-index core structure
Paper 9753-19
Author(s): Yoshie Morimoto, Takaaki Ishigure, Keio Univ. (Japan)
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Session 5:
Optical Interconnect Devices and Modulators
Tuesday 16 February 2016
10:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Light emitters and modulators on SOI for optical interconnects (Invited Paper)
Paper 9753-20
Author(s): Yikai Su, Ciyuan Qiu, Yong Zhang, Ruili Liu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
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Design of ultra-compact plasmonic-organic waveguide modulator
Paper 9753-21
Author(s): Qian Gao, Alan X. Wang, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
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Low-loss hybrid ultra-thin silicon and polymer waveguide and modulator application
Paper 9753-22
Author(s): Shiyoshi Yokoyama, Feng Qiu, Andrew M. Spring, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)
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High quality factor trapezoid subwavelength grating waveguide micro-ring resonator
Paper 9753-23
Author(s): Zheng Wang, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States); Xiaochuan Xu, Omega Optics, Inc. (United States); D. L. Fan, Yaguo Wang, Ray T. Chen, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
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Miniature mid-infrared thermo-optic switch with photonic crystal waveguide-based silicon-on-sapphire Mach-Zehnder interferometers
Paper 9753-24
Author(s): Yi Zou, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States); Swapnajit Chakravarty, Omega Optics, Inc. (United States); Chi-Jui Chung, Ray T. Chen, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
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Lunch/Exhibition Break 12:20 PM - 1:50 PM
Session 6:
Fiber Optics and Micro-Optics Integration
Tuesday 16 February 2016
1:50 PM - 3:20 PM
Multimode and single-mode fibers for data center and high-performance computing applications (Invited Paper)
Paper 9753-25
Author(s): Scott Bickham, Corning Optical Communications (United States)
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Integration of 150-Gbps/fiber optical engines based on multicore fibers and 6-channel VCSELs and PDs
Paper 9753-26
Author(s): Mikko Karppinen, Antti Tanskanen, Veli Heikkinen, Petri Myöhänen, Noora Salminen, Jyrki Ollila, Olli Tapaninen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland Ltd. (Finland); Petter Westbergh, Johan Gustavsson, Anders Larsson, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden); Rashid Safaisini, Roger King, Philips GmbH U-L-M Photonics (Germany); Minsu Ko, Daniel Micusik, Gunter Fischer, IHP GmbH (Germany); Efstratios Kehayas, Leontios Stampoulidis, Gooch & Housego Systems Technology Group (United Kingdom)
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Full-mesh optical backplane with standard MM fiber ribbons
Paper 9753-27
Author(s): Maddalena Ferrario, Domenico Coviello, Pierpaolo Boffi, Mario Martinelli, Politecnico di Milano (Italy); Vito Basile, Irene Fassi, Istituto di Tecnologie Industriali e Automazione (Italy); Matteo Falcucci, Compel Electronics S.p.A. (Italy)
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Analysis of multi-mode to single-mode conversion operating at visible wavelengths
Paper 9753-28
Author(s): Alethea Vanessa Zamora Gomez, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany); Norbert Arndt-Staufenbiel, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany); Jens Hofmann, Henning Schröder, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany)
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Session 7:
Optical Interconnect Systems
Tuesday 16 February 2016
3:50 PM - 5:40 PM
Exabits/s integrated photonic interconnection technology for flexible data-centric optical networks (Invited Paper)
Paper 9753-29
Author(s): Le N. Binh, Thomas T. Wang, Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH (Germany); Gordon Liu Ning, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (China)
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High-performance flat datacenter network architecture based on scalable and flow-controlled optical switching system (Invited Paper)
Paper 9753-30
Author(s): Nicola Calabretta, Wang Miao, Harmen J. S. Dorren, Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands)
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Optical circuit switches in computing systems: hype or reality? (Invited Paper)
Paper 9753-32
Author(s): Laurent Schares, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
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Printed electro-optic polymer-based reconfigurable logic devices for optical interconnects
Paper 9753-33
Author(s): Harish Subbaraman, Omega Optics, Inc. (United States); Zeyu Pan, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States); Cheng Zhang, Qiaochu Li, Univ. of Michigan (United States); Chi-Jui Chung, Xingyu Zhang, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (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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Wednesday 17 February Show All Abstracts
Session 8:
PICs for Optical Interconnects
Wednesday 17 February 2016
8:10 AM - 10:00 AM
Silicon optical routers for photonic networks-on-chip (Invited Paper)
Paper 9753-34
Author(s): Lin Yang, Yuhao Xia, Yunchou Zhao, Qiaoshan Chen, Institute of Semiconductors (China)
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SiN-assisted flip-chip adiabatic coupler between SiPh and Glass OPCBs
Paper 9753-35
Author(s): Giannis N. Poulopoulos, Catherine Baskiotis, Dimitrios Kalavrouziotis, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece); Lars Brusberg, Henning Schröder, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (Germany); Dimitrios Apostolopoulos, Hercules Avramopoulos, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
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Bimorph actuators in thick silicon dioxide for photonic active alignment
Paper 9753-36
Author(s): Kai Wu, Tjitte-Jelte Peters, Marcel Tichem, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
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Experimental study of silicon ring resonators and ultra-low losses waveguides for efficient silicon optical interposers
Paper 9753-38
Author(s): Vincent Reboud, Benjamin Blampey, Paul Gindre, Olivier Dubray, Daivid Fowler, Olivier Lemonnier, Edouard Grellier, Maryse Fournier, Yvain Thonnart, Stéphane Bernabé, CEA-LETI (France)
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Reduced nonlinearities in 100-nm high SOI waveguides
Paper 9753-37
Author(s): Cosimo Lacava, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy), Optoelectronics Research Ctr. (United Kingdom); Riccardo Marchetti, Valerio Vitali, Ilaria Cristiani, Guido Giuliani, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy); Maryse Fournier, Stéphane Bernabé, CEA-LETI (France); Paolo Minzioni, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
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Session 9:
Hybrid Device Integration Approaches for Silicon Photonics Chips
Wednesday 17 February 2016
10:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Si-based light-emitting devices based on Ge quantum dots in optical microcavities (Invited Paper)
Paper 9753-39
Author(s): Jinsong Xia, Cheng Zeng, Yong Zhang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China); Zuimin Jiang, Fudan Univ. (China)
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Low-power chip-level optical interconnects based on bulk-silicon single-chip photonic transceivers
Paper 9753-40
Author(s): Gyungock Kim, Hyundai Park, Jiho Joo, Ki-Seok Jang, Myung-Joon Kwack, Sang Hoon Kim, In Gyoo Kim, Sun Ae Kim, Jin Hyuk Oh, Jaegyu Park, Sanggi Kim, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (Korea, Republic of)
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Integration of InAs quantum-dot comb lasers with silicon photonics components
Paper 9753-41
Author(s): Wei Guo, Ruizhe Yao, Chi-Sen Lee, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)
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Wavelength-tunable external-cavity laser with silicon photonic crystal (PhC) cavity-based resonant reflector
Paper 9753-42
Author(s): Liam O'Faolain, Alexandros A. Liles, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
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Low-loss curved subwavelength grating waveguide based on index engineering
Paper 9753-43
Author(s): Zheng Wang, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States); Xiaochuan Xu, Omega Optics, Inc. (United States); D. L. Fan, Yaguo Wang, Ray T. Chen, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
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Session PWed:
Wednesday 17 February 2016
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
Suspended mid-infrared fiber-to-chip grating couplers for SiGe waveguides
Paper 9753-44
Author(s): Julien Favreau, Cédric Durantin, Salim Boutami, Jean-Marc Fédéli, CEA-LETI (France); Guang-Hua Duan, III-V Lab. (France)
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A new design for coupling light between silicon strip waveguide and plasmonic slot waveguide
Paper 9753-45
Author(s): Bingqing Zhu, Hon Ki Tsang, The Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
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Simulation, fabrication, and characterization of a multimode SU8 waveguide bend integrated with plano-convex lenses in a novel design
Paper 9753-46
Author(s): Zahra Abdolahi, Hao Jiang, Bozena Kaminska, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
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High-performance Ge-on-Si avalanche photodetector
Paper 9753-47
Author(s): Ki-Seok Jang, Sang Hoon Kim, In Gyoo Kim, Jin Hyuk Oh, Sun Ae Kim, Gyungock Kim, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (Korea, Republic of)
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Composite axilens-axicon diffractive optical elements for generation of ring patterns with high focal depth
Paper 9753-48
Author(s): Anand Vijayakumar, Raghu Dharmavarapu, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India); Robert Brunner, Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena (Germany); Shanti Bhattacharya, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)
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Design and process consideration for minimizing optical loss in lens-based connector assemblies
Paper 9753-49
Author(s): Xin Liu, Corning Optical Communications (United States)
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