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Performance methodologies of a modular miniature photonic turn connector
Author(s): Eric Childers; DJ Hastings; Dirk Schoellner; Alan Ugolini; Jillcha Wakjira
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Paper Abstract

Next generation parallel optical interconnects that incorporate monolithic collimating lens arrays require new procedures and guidelines for performance certification and visual inspection. This paper, after reviewing design specifications, will report performance methodologies for a modular miniature photonic turn connector that is used as an interface into VCSEL and photodiode arrays. A new insertion loss test procedure is introduced that can be used to screen connector performance without the need for vendor-specific optical engines. Data will be presented to show how induced defects affect the connector performance and thus establish inspection criteria. Finally, recommended cleaning procedures will be addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8630, Optoelectronic Interconnects XIII, 863003 (27 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2006419
Show Author Affiliations
Eric Childers, US Conec, Ltd. (United States)
DJ Hastings, US Conec, Ltd. (United States)
Dirk Schoellner, US Conec, Ltd. (United States)
Alan Ugolini, US Conec, Ltd. (United States)
Jillcha Wakjira, US Conec, Ltd. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8630:
Optoelectronic Interconnects XIII
Alexei L. Glebov; Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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