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Pluggable multimode edge connector for glass-based electro-optical circuit boards (EOCB)
Author(s): Lars Brusberg; Randy L. McClure; Davide D. Fortusini; Douglas L. Butler; Chris Wu; Christopher P. Lewallen; Jerald L. Overcash
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Paper Abstract

Glass waveguides fabricated by ion-exchange are a promising technology for short reach on-board optical interconnects. We developed an optical connector concept for the interconnection of multimode glass waveguides to fiber ribbon cables. Our concept is based on the MXC expanded beam connector, and it uses a modified version of the US Conec PRIZM MT ferrule that is installed on the edge of the glass waveguide panel by adhesive bonding. The paper will discuss the connector concept, the assembly process, the demonstrator platform and the characterization results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10109, Optical Interconnects XVII, 101090H (20 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2250355
Show Author Affiliations
Lars Brusberg, Corning Inc. (United States)
Randy L. McClure, Corning Inc. (United States)
Davide D. Fortusini, Corning Inc. (United States)
Douglas L. Butler, Corning Inc. (United States)
Chris Wu, Corning Inc. (United States)
Christopher P. Lewallen, Corning Optical Communications LLC (United States)
Jerald L. Overcash, Corning Optical Communications LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10109:
Optical Interconnects XVII
Henning Schröder; Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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