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Performance of step index multimode waveguides with tuned numerical aperture for on-board optical links
Author(s): Krzysztof Nieweglowski; Ronny Henker; Frank Ellinger; Klaus-Jürgen Wolter
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses experimental results of optical characterization of low-loss, robust, high-speed optical link basing on step index (SI) polymeric multimode waveguides. In order to enhance the bandwidth of optical waveguides tuning of numerical aperture by material adoption has been implemented. However, trade-off between tolerance requirements, bandwidth and design rules have to be found. In this paper experimental performance evaluation of SI polymeric waveguides by insertion loss measurement, near- and far-field analysis and optical transmission measurements at high data rates will be investigated. The measurement results will be finally analyzed in order to derive design rules for onboard optical interconnects with multi Gbit/s × m performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8991, Optical Interconnects XIV, 899105 (8 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2039637
Show Author Affiliations
Krzysztof Nieweglowski, Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany)
Ronny Henker, Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany)
Frank Ellinger, Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany)
Klaus-Jürgen Wolter, Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8991:
Optical Interconnects XIV
Henning Schröder; Ray T. Chen; Alexei L. Glebov, Editor(s)

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