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Full-mesh optical backplane with standard MM fiber ribbons
Author(s): M. Ferrario; D. Coviello; P. Boffi; M. Martinelli; V. Basile; I. Fassi; M. Falcucci; C. Renghini; Paolo Scalmati
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Paper Abstract

A new optical backplane solution is proposed for high-capacity ICT apparatus. A modular, scalable and full-mesh bandwidth-upgradable optical interconnection between optoelectronic boards is guaranteed thanks to an optimized layout of standard MM 12-fiber ribbons which divides the overall backplane into several independent optical sub-circuits. The novel automated assembly procedure of fiber ribbons inside sub-circuits with a robotic work-cell is described. System validation of the optical backplane performed with commercially available MM 12-fiber transceivers @10Gb/s proved the feasibility of the proposed solution for future optical interconnections with terabit overall capacity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9753, Optical Interconnects XVI, 97531F (15 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2208916
Show Author Affiliations
M. Ferrario, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
D. Coviello, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
P. Boffi, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
M. Martinelli, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
V. Basile, Istituto di Tecnologie Industriali e Automazione, CNR (Italy)
I. Fassi, Istituto di Tecnologie Industriali e Automazione, CNR (Italy)
M. Falcucci, Compel Electronics S.p.A. (Italy)
C. Renghini, Somacis S.p.A. (Italy)
Paolo Scalmati, Somacis S.p.A. (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9753:
Optical Interconnects XVI
Henning Schröder; Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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