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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 15959–15968

Polymer parallel optical waveguide with graded-index rectangular cores and its dispersion analysis

Tomoya Kosugi and Takaaki Ishigure  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 15959-15968 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.015959


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Abstract

A low-loss and high-bandwidth polymer parallel optical waveguide with graded-index (GI) rectangular cores is fabricated for high-speed and high-dense optical interconnections. We demonstrate that the near-parabolic index profile formed in the rectangular-shaped core GI waveguide exhibits superior properties similar to those of GI circular core waveguides we previously reported. In particular, we focus on the modal dispersion in the GI polymer waveguides with rectangular cores by showing experimental results. In this paper, the GI rectangular cores are fabricated using the preform method. However, conventional photo-lithography and imprinting processes are viable to fabricate a similar waveguiding structure, by which fabrication of a printed circuit board embedding this waveguide would become feasible.

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OCIS Codes
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Waveguides

History
Original Manuscript: June 29, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 17, 2009
Published: August 24, 2009

Citation
Tomoya Kosugi and Takaaki Ishigure, "Polymer parallel optical waveguide with graded-index rectangular cores and its dispersion analysis," Opt. Express 17, 15959-15968 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-18-15959


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