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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 38, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 1999
  • pp: 2291–2296

Free-space optical relay for the interconnection of multimode fibers

David T. Neilson and Eugen Schenfeld  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 11, pp. 2291-2296 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.002291


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Abstract

We present results from a system that shows that multimode fibers can be used for both the input and the output of a free-space optical system. The system consists of plastic microlenses integrated with plastic optomechanical components that are suitable for low-cost fabrication and assembly. Such a system opens up opportunities to construct large repeaters and switches for multigigabit ethernet applications by integration with two-dimensional arrays of optoelectronic devices. We demonstrate a 2.5-Gbit/s transmission rate by using commercial vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers coupled to 62.5-µm core fibers. We consider the design constraints and the capabilities of custom optical modules suitable for mass production.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(200.2610) Optics in computing : Free-space digital optics
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 28, 1998
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 1998
Published: April 10, 1999

Citation
David T. Neilson and Eugen Schenfeld, "Free-space optical relay for the interconnection of multimode fibers," Appl. Opt. 38, 2291-2296 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-11-2291

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