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Optical Waveguide Circuits For Printed Wire-Board Interconnections
Author(s): Charles T. Sullivan
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Paper Abstract

Integrated waveguide media based on standard polyimide process technology are described for implementation of intraboard and interboard optical interconnections. High-density router, splitter, and combiner building-block components have been developed in polyimide channel waveguides that are basically compatible with the materials and processes required for printed wire-board and multichip package fabrication. Fanout distribution circuits using 8x8 star and 1x4 tree topologies have been constructed for implementing a 1x32 global fanout control bus in a SIMD multiprocessor system. A 128 linear perfect shuffle routing circuit has been demonstrated and characterized; to our knowledge, this circuit (approximately 2300 components in 5.3x2.6 mm2) is the largest-dimension perfect shuffle and the highest-integration-level optical circuit ever reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0994, Optoelectronic Materials, Devices, Packaging, and Interconnects II, (9 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960115
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Charles T. Sullivan, Honeywell Sensors and Signal Processing Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0994:
Optoelectronic Materials, Devices, Packaging, and Interconnects II
Glen M. McWright; Henry J. Wojtunik, Editor(s)

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