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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 15 — Jul. 18, 2011
  • pp: 14403–14410

Photolithography-free polymer optical waveguide arrays for optical backplane bus

Xinyuan Dou, Alan X. Wang, Xiaohui Lin, and Ray T. Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 15, pp. 14403-14410 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.014403


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Abstract

In this paper, an innovative 3-to-3 bi-directional optical bus architecture based on multimode polymer waveguides with embedded 45° micro-mirrors was successfully demonstrated. With a lithography-free imprinting process by high quality electroplated metallic mold, the device can be precisely replicated with a low fabrication cost. Superior to any point-to-point optical waveguide, the implemented optical bus structure is capable of broadcasting and receiving high speed data at 10Gbit/sec among multiple points as a high performance optical backplane.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: May 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 2011
Published: July 12, 2011

Citation
Xinyuan Dou, Alan X. Wang, Xiaohui Lin, and Ray T. Chen, "Photolithography-free polymer optical waveguide arrays for optical backplane bus," Opt. Express 19, 14403-14410 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-15-14403


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