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Novel optical interconnect devices and coupling methods applying self-written waveguide technology
Author(s): Kenichi Nakama; Osamu Mikami
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Paper Abstract

For the use in cost-effective optical interconnection of opt-electronic printed wiring boards (OE-PWBs), we have developed novel optical interconnect devices and coupling methods simplifying board to board optical interconnect. All these are based on the self-written waveguide (SWW) technology by the mask-transfer method with light-curable resin. This method enables fabrication of arrayed M × N optical channels at one shot of UV light. Very precise patterns, as an example, optical rod with diameters of 50μm to 500μm, can be easily fabricated. The length of the fabricated patterns ,, typically up to about 1000μm , can be controlled by a spacer placed between the photomask and the substrate. Using these technologies, several new optical interfaces have been demonstrated. These are a chip VCSEL with an optical output rod and new coupling methods of "plug-in" alignment and "optical socket" based on SWW.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8069, Integrated Photonics: Materials, Devices, and Applications, 806919 (7 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.886681
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Kenichi Nakama, Tokai Univ. (Japan)
Osamu Mikami, Tokai Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8069:
Integrated Photonics: Materials, Devices, and Applications
Ali Serpengüzel; Giancarlo Cesare Righini; Alfred Leipertz, Editor(s)

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