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Short-reach flexible optical interconnection using embedded edge-emitting lasers and edge-viewing detectors
Author(s): Shu-Hao Fan; Daniel Guidotti; Claudio Estevez; Gee-Kung Chang; Ying-Jung Chang; Daoqiang Daniel Lu
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Paper Abstract

We proposed a novel optical coupling technology for short-reach interconnection (<10m) on flexible polymer waveguides. In order to decrease time and cost of fabrication and assembly, edge-emitting lasers and edge-viewing photodetectors are embedded directly into flexible polymer waveguide in a parallel lithography process. This avoids lenses or angle-reflected components, such as 45° mirrors or volume gratings, which are widely used for VCSEL coupling. Multi-channel optical interconnection can be implemented by passive alignment in a one-time optical lithography process, and no additional expensive components are needed to achieve high coupling efficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6899, Photonics Packaging, Integration, and Interconnects VIII, 689905 (8 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.763336
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Shu-Hao Fan, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Daniel Guidotti, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Claudio Estevez, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Gee-Kung Chang, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Ying-Jung Chang, Intel Corp. (United States)
Daoqiang Daniel Lu, Intel Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6899:
Photonics Packaging, Integration, and Interconnects VIII
Alexei L. Glebov; Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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