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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 24231–24239

Development of high-density single-mode polymer waveguides with low crosstalk for chip-to-chip optical interconnection

Akio Sugama, Kenichi Kawaguchi, Motoyuki Nishizawa, Hidenobu Muranaka, and Yasuhiko Arakawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 24231-24239 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.024231


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Abstract

High-density single-mode polymer waveguides were fabricated for chip-to-chip optical interconnection. The waveguides were designed as minimized mode field diameters for the lowest inter-channel crosstalk caused by mode coupling. The optimum relative index difference chosen was 1.2% to ensure compatibility with low crosstalk and wide fabrication tolerances. The 60-mm-length linear waveguides demonstrated a low propagation loss of 0.6 dB/cm and −45 dB crosstalk at 1310 nm. Also, a new crosstalk mechanism for a curved waveguide was revealed.

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

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 20, 2013
Published: October 3, 2013

Citation
Akio Sugama, Kenichi Kawaguchi, Motoyuki Nishizawa, Hidenobu Muranaka, and Yasuhiko Arakawa, "Development of high-density single-mode polymer waveguides with low crosstalk for chip-to-chip optical interconnection," Opt. Express 21, 24231-24239 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-20-24231


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