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Compression-molded three-dimensional tapered optical polymeric waveguides for optoelectronic packaging
Author(s): Suning Tang; Linghui Wu; Feiming Li; Ting Li; Ray T. Chen
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Paper Abstract

It is one of the major bottlenecks to bridge various optoelectronic devices, such as laser diodes, optical waveguides and photodetectors in ultra low-loss optoelectronic interconnects, which are often fabricated using different technologies with different optical apertures. To solve this problem, 3D tapered optical polymeric waveguides are presented to provide the mode- matching among these optoelectronic components. Compression- molded polymeric waveguides presented herein is probably the only solution to bridge huge dynamic range of different optoelectronic device-depths varying from few microns to few hundreds microns. Both the design rule and fabrication technique are presented together with some experimental results. It is shown that such a 3D tapered waveguide can provide an effective optical coupling at a relaxed alignment tolerance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3005, Optoelectronic Interconnects and Packaging IV, (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271088
Show Author Affiliations
Suning Tang, Radiant Research, Inc. (United States)
Linghui Wu, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Feiming Li, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Ting Li, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3005:
Optoelectronic Interconnects and Packaging IV
Ray T. Chen; Peter S. Guilfoyle, Editor(s)

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