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Design and fabrication of the Y-branch waveguide for optical printed circuit board (OPCB) interconnect
Author(s): Kang Li; Fufei Pang; Xiaobei Zhang; Tingyun Wang
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Paper Abstract

A multimode Y-branch interconnect optical waveguide was designed and fabricated. The transmitting properties of the Y-branch splitter were designed and simulated by using commercial waveguide simulation software. For a 1×2 Y-branch splitter with 50μm×50μm channel waveguide, the relationship between insertion loss and splitting angle was calculated. According to the theoretical result, a multimode Y-branch waveguide was fabricated based on a UV-lithography method on the printed circuit board. To balance the trade-off between the insertion loss and the component size, the Y-branch waveguide was designed of two sections with different splitting angles. An insertion loss of 0.36dB was obtained theoretically with a 5cm Y-branch waveguide.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8555, Optoelectronic Devices and Integration IV, 85551J (27 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.999919
Show Author Affiliations
Kang Li, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Fufei Pang, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Xiaobei Zhang, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Tingyun Wang, Shanghai Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8555:
Optoelectronic Devices and Integration IV
Xuping Zhang; Hai Ming; Joel M. Therrien, Editor(s)

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