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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 9 — Apr. 30, 2007
  • pp: 5843–5850

Polymer waveguide with 4-channel graded-index circular cores for parallel optical interconnects

Takaaki Ishigure and Yusuke Takeyoshi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 9, pp. 5843-5850 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.005843


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Abstract

A polymer waveguide with 4-channel graded-index circular cores is fabricated by the preform method. Very low loss (0.028 dB/cm at a wavelength of 850 nm) and high bandwidth (83 Gbps for 1 m, estimated) properties are experimentally demonstrated by the new waveguide for the first time. By densely aligning the cores during the preform fabrication, a waveguide with a pitch size of 56 μm and a core diameter of 50 μm is obtained, which is expected to be utilized in high-speed and high-density parallel optical interconnections.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: March 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2007
Published: April 27, 2007

Citation
Takaaki Ishigure and Yusuke Takeyoshi, "Polymer waveguide with 4-channel graded-index circular cores for parallel optical interconnects," Opt. Express 15, 5843-5850 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-9-5843


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