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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 15 — Jul. 19, 2010
  • pp: 16227–16233

Highly flexible polymeric optical waveguide for out-of-plane optical interconnects

Xinyuan Dou, Xiaolong Wang, Xiaohui Lin, Duo Ding, David Z. Pan, Ray T. Chen, and  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 16227-16233 (2010)

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In this paper, we reported high speed optical test on polymeric optical waveguide array with embedded 45° micro-mirrors on flexible substrate for out-of-plane optical interconnects. The waveguide array was bent with curvature ranging from 61mm to 5mm. As the bending radius decreases, the average insertion loss increases from 3.4dB to 7.7dB for single-mode fiber (SMF) coupling and from 5.5dB to 7.9dB for multi-mode fiber (MMF) coupling, respectively. Eye-diagrams under such bending conditions show that the Q factor decreases from 8.0 to 6.1 and the calculated bit error rate (BER) increases from 10-16 to 10-10 at 10Gbps.

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OCIS Codes
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(130.5460) Integrated optics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: May 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 8, 2010
Published: July 16, 2010

Dou Xinyuan, Xiaolong Wang, Xiaohui Lin, Duo Ding, David Pan, and Ray Chen, "Highly flexible polymeric optical waveguide for out-of-plane optical interconnects," Opt. Express 18, 16227-16233 (2010)

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