24 May 2000 Optical interconnections on printed circuit boards
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Proceedings Volume 4089, Optics in Computing 2000; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.386877
Event: 2000 International Topical Meeting on Optics in Computing (OC2000), 2000, Quebec City, Canada
In this paper an optical interconnection technology for high-speed printed circuit board application is presented. This technology is widely compatible with the existing design and manufacturing technologies of conventional multi- layer pc boards and it combines electrical and optical interconnects on pc board level. Using this interconnection technology on-board bandwidth of several Gbps can be realized. As conventional pc board technology provides sufficient performance characteristics for the majority of all on-board signals only a hybrid technology which is compatible to the existing printed circuit board design and manufacturing processes is able to lead to a practical solution at reasonable cost. This compatibility demand results in different technological, functional, and economic requirements which also consider potential application for high performance computing and telecommunication hardware. In this paper an overview is given on the requirements, on the basic technologies for manufacturing electrical-optical pc boards as well as on the extended design process with its modeling and simulation methodologies and strategies.
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Elmar Griese, Elmar Griese, } "Optical interconnections on printed circuit boards", Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386877; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.386877

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