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Enhanced pluggable out-of-plane coupling components for printed circuit board-level optical interconnections
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Paper Abstract

We present an enhanced out-of-plane coupling component for Printed Circuit Board-level optical interconnections. Rather than using a standard 45° micro-mirror to turn the light path over 90° we introduce a curvature in the mirror profile and incorporate an extra cylindrical micro-lens for beam collimation. Both modifications enable an increase in coupling efficiency and are extensively investigated using non-sequential ray tracing simulations in combination with Matlab optimization algorithms. The resulting design is fabricated using Deep Proton Writing and experimental characterization of the geometrical properties and measured coupling efficiencies are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6992, Micro-Optics 2008, 69920S (14 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.779265
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J. Van Erps, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
S. Heyvaert, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
C. Debaes, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
B. Van Giel, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
N. Hendrickx, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
P. Van Daele, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
H. Thienpont, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6992:
Micro-Optics 2008
Hugo Thienpont; Peter Van Daele; Jürgen Mohr; Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, Editor(s)

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