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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 26528–26541

Novel optical fiber design for low-cost optical interconnects in consumer applications

P. Dainese, S. Bickham, K. Bennett, C.K. Chien, N. Timofeev, D. Fortusini, J. DeMeritt, K. Wilbert, J.S. Abbott, S. Garner, J. Englebert, M.-J. Li, Jamyuen Ko, and Hengju Cheng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 26528-26541 (2012)

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We propose a novel fiber design optimized for short-reach interconnects in consumer applications. A detailed analysis of the optical and mechanical properties of this fiber design is presented. Results are presented demonstrating (i) low bend loss and enhanced mechanical reliability in bends as small as 3 mm diameter; (ii) high power budget margin to enable relaxed mechanical tolerances on transmitter, receiver, and expanded-beam connectors for low-cost connectivity; and (iii) high bandwidth capability and system testing results at 10 Gb/s.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 2012
Published: November 12, 2012

P. Dainese, S. Bickham, K. Bennett, C.K. Chien, N. Timofeev, D. Fortusini, J. DeMeritt, K. Wilbert, J.S. Abbott, S. Garner, J. Englebert, M.-J. Li, Jamyuen Ko, and Hengju Cheng, "Novel optical fiber design for low-cost optical interconnects in consumer applications," Opt. Express 20, 26528-26541 (2012)

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