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Optical transceiver integrated on PCB using electro-optic connectors compatible with pick-and-place assembly technology
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Paper Abstract

An optical transceiver formed onto a conventional low-cost printed circuit board with integrated optical waveguides is presented. The transceiver incorporates an optical multimode polymer Y-splitter formed directly on a low-cost singlelayered FR4 substrate enabling duplex transmission along a single optical fibre. The transmitter and receiver assemblies are mounted onto the board using methods common to conventional PCB manufacturing. Simple through-board connectors, compatible with pick-and-place assembly technology, are used to interface the electrical and optical layers of the board. This approach allows end-fired optical coupling between the active devices and optical waveguides on the board. The demonstrated transceiver, intended as a board-level optical network unit, achieves error-free data transmission for both Tx and Rx modules at 10 Gb/s.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7607, Optoelectronic Interconnects and Component Integration IX, 76070O (23 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.844871
Show Author Affiliations
Nikolaos Bamiedakis, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Joseph Beals IV, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Aeffendi H. Hashim, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Richard V. Penty, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Ian H. White, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7607:
Optoelectronic Interconnects and Component Integration IX
Alexei L. Glebov; Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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