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Tolerance stackup effects in optical interconnect systems
Author(s): Frederic K. Lacroix; Andrew G. Kirk
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a study of the effects of the accumulation of positioning errors across multiple optical components (also named `tolerance stackup') on the optical power throughput performance of free-space optical interconnects. It is shown that a sensitivity analysis is not adequate to establish a tolerance budget as it provides no information regarding the system yield upon assembly. The effects of tolerance stackup across a system are more severe than a statistical root-sum-square type analysis predicts. It is demonstrated that errors accumulate linearly with interconnect length.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386783
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Frederic K. Lacroix, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Andrew G. Kirk, McGill Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4089:
Optics in Computing 2000
Roger A. Lessard; Tigran V. Galstian, Editor(s)

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