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Integrated optical Mach-Zehnder modulator array for optical board-to-board interconnections
Author(s): Guoda Xu; Michael R. Wang; Freddie Shing-Hong Lin
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Paper Abstract

Integrated optic Mach-Zehnder modulator array (IOMZMA) devices have been investigated for application to an optical board-to-board interconnect system. Two types of four-unit IOMZMA devices have been developed using X-cut LiNbO3 crystal as the modulator substrate, with the modulator-to-modulator separations matched to an output graded-index (GRIN) lens array or commercial ribbon fibers. The design parameters, fabrication methods, procedures, and measurement results are presented. A preliminary application of the IOMZMA device to an optical interconnection system is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2291, Integrated Optics and Microstructures II, (21 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190924
Show Author Affiliations
Guoda Xu, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Michael R. Wang, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Freddie Shing-Hong Lin, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2291:
Integrated Optics and Microstructures II
Massood Tabib-Azar; Dennis L. Polla; Ka-Kha Wong, Editor(s)

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