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Cross-link induced linear and curved polymer channel waveguide arrays for massively parallel optical interconnects
Author(s): Ray T. Chen
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Paper Abstract

A single-mode polymer-based channel waveguide array with 1250 channels/cm packaging density on a cross-link induced photopolymeric thin film is reported. This array works at 1.31 micrometers and 0.63 micrometers . Curved waveguides with radii of curvature (ROC) from 1 mm to 40 mm were demonstrated. Waveguide propagation loss in the neighborhood of 0.1 db/cm was demonstrated for both linear and curved waveguides. Interconnectivity for various interconnection architectures including cross bar, hypercube, daisy chain and star are further considered. Multiple layers of optical interconnects may be required for an optical backplane involving massively parallel highly distributed computing systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1774, Nonconducting Photopolymers and Applications, (14 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139156
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Ray T. Chen, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1774:
Nonconducting Photopolymers and Applications
Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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