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Polymer-based optical interconnects using nanoimprint lithography
Author(s): Arjen Boersma; Sjoukje Wiegersma; Bert Jan Offrein; Jeroen Duis; Jos Delis; Markus Ortsiefer; Geert van Steenberge; Mikko Karpinen; Alfons van Blaaderen; Brian Corbett
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Paper Abstract

The increasing request for higher data speeds in the information and communication technology leads to continuously increasing performance of microprocessors. This has led to the introduction of optical data transmission as a replacement of electronic data transmission in most transmission applications longer than 10 meters. However, a need remains for optical data transmission for shorter distances inside the computer. This paper gives an overview of the Joint European project FIREFLY, in which new polymer based single mode waveguides are developed for integration with VCSELs, splitters and fibers that will be manufactured using multi-layer nanoimprint lithography (NIL). Innovative polymers, new applications of nano-technology, new methods for optical coupling between components, and the integration of all these new components are the technical ingredients of this ambitious project.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8630, Optoelectronic Interconnects XIII, 86300Y (27 February 2013);
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Arjen Boersma, TNO (Netherlands)
Sjoukje Wiegersma, TNO (Netherlands)
Bert Jan Offrein, IBM Zürich Research Lab. (Switzerland)
Jeroen Duis, TE Connectivity (Netherlands)
Jos Delis, Momentive Performance Materials (Netherlands)
Markus Ortsiefer, Vertilas (Germany)
Geert van Steenberge, Imec (Belgium)
Mikko Karpinen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Alfons van Blaaderen, Utrecht Univ. (Netherlands)
Brian Corbett, Tyndall National Institute (Ireland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8630:
Optoelectronic Interconnects XIII
Alexei L. Glebov; Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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