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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 17 — Aug. 18, 2008
  • pp: 13133–13138

Chip-to-chip optical interconnect using gold long-range surface plasmon polariton waveguides

Jin Tae Kim, Jung Jin Ju, Suntak Park, Min-su Kim, Seung Koo Park, and Myung-Hyun Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 17, pp. 13133-13138 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.013133


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Abstract

We demonstrate a novel on-board chip-to-chip optical interconnect using long-range surface plasmon polariton (LR-SPP) waveguides that feature 2.5-cm-long gold strips embedded in a low loss polymer cladding. A TM-mode vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) operating at a wavelength of 1.3 µm was butt-coupled into the waveguides in order to excite a fundamental LR-SPP mode and then the transmitted light was received with a photo-diode (PD). The waveguide width is varied in the range of 1.5–5.0 µm in order to optimize the insertion loss where the 3-µm-wide waveguide provides a minimum insertion loss of -17 dB, consisting of 6 dB/cm propagation loss and 2 dB coupling loss. An interconnect system based on the optimized waveguide with a 4-channel array is assembled with the arrayed optoelectronic chips. It shows the feasibility of 10 Gbps (2.5 Gbps×4 channels) signal transmission indicating that the LR-SPP waveguide is a potential transmission line for optical interconnection.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics in computing

History
Original Manuscript: May 28, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2008
Published: August 12, 2008

Citation
Jin Tae Kim, Jung Jin Ju, Suntak Park, Min-su Kim, Seung Koo Park, and Myung-Hyun Lee, "Chip-to-chip optical interconnect using gold long-range surface plasmon polariton waveguides," Opt. Express 16, 13133-13138 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-17-13133


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