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Polymer-waveguide-based fully embedded board-level optoelectronic interconnects
Author(s): Chulchae Choi; Lei Lin; Yujie Liu; Ray T. Chen
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Paper Abstract

A fully embedded board-level guided wave optical interconnection is presented to solve the packaging compatibility problem. All elements involved in providing high speed optical communications within a board are demonstrated. Experimental results on a 12-channel linear array of polymeric waveguides, thin film VCSELs (10 μm), and GaAs MSM photodetectors suitable for a fully embedded implementation are provided. By embedded approach, all the real estate of the PC board surface are occupied by electronics so that one only observes the performance enhancement due to the employment of optical interconnection without any interface problems between electronic and optoelectronic components. Thin film 1X12 linear array VCSEL and GaAs MSM detector were demonstrated and thermal management issue of the VCSEL in the fully embedded scheme was discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4788, Photonic Devices and Algorithms for Computing IV, (15 November 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.451645
Show Author Affiliations
Chulchae Choi, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Lei Lin, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Yujie Liu, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4788:
Photonic Devices and Algorithms for Computing IV
Khan M. Iftekharuddin; Abdul Ahad S. Awwal, Editor(s)

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