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Array waveguide evanescent coupler for optical interconnect
Author(s): Jame J. Yang; Jian Wu; Michael R. Wang
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Paper Abstract

We present a novel array waveguide evanescent coupler (AWEC) for card-to-backplane or other appropriate optical interconnect applications. Three approaches to realize the AWEC ribbons were experimentally demonstrated. These results show that the new coupler facilitates easy coupling between card and backplane waveguides. It eliminates the problems of 90° out of plane turn using 45° etched waveguide mirror and local waveguide termination. The implementation of the coupler ribbon and coupler hardware at low cost will be significant for high-speed optical data bus in advanced computing systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5731, Photonics Packaging and Integration V, (11 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.589453
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Jame J. Yang, New Span Opto-Technology Inc. (United States)
Jian Wu, New Span Opto-Technology Inc. (United States)
Michael R. Wang, Univ. of Miami (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5731:
Photonics Packaging and Integration V
Randy A. Heyler; Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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