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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 8426–8437

Accurate interchannel pitch control in graded-index circular-core polymer parallel optical waveguide using the Mosquito method

Ryota Kinoshita, Daisuke Suganuma, and Takaaki Ishigure  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 8426-8437 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.008426


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Abstract

We successfully fabricate polymer optical waveguides with graded-index (GI) circular cores whose diameter and interchannel pitch are accurately controlled using the Mosquito method: GI-core waveguides with 250-, 125- and 62.5-μm pitches are successfully obtained. The Mosquito method utilizing a microdispenser is a very simple technique for fabricating GI-circular-core polymer optical waveguides. The accurately controlled pitch is confirmed by a high connectivity with a commercially available multimode fiber (MMF) ribbon with a 125-μm pitch. Furthermore, by inserting the waveguide between two 12-channel MMF ribbons, we experimentally demonstrate 11.3 Gbps × 12 Ch. parallel signal transmission through a GI-core waveguide with a 125-μm pitch for the first time to the best of our knowledge.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(130.5460) Integrated optics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 9, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 10, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 17, 2014
Published: April 1, 2014

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May 15, 2014 Spotlight on Optics

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Ryota Kinoshita, Daisuke Suganuma, and Takaaki Ishigure, "Accurate interchannel pitch control in graded-index circular-core polymer parallel optical waveguide using the Mosquito method," Opt. Express 22, 8426-8437 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-7-8426


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