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14 October 2004 Optical PCB using waveguide-embedded backplane
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A practical optical printed circuit board (PCB) was demonstrated, using a waveguide-embedded optical backplane and processing boards. The polymeric waveguide was produced by means of a hot embossing technique then embedded following a conventional lamination processes. The core size of waveguide was 100 x 60 μm2 (input section), 60 x 60 μm2 (output section), and the propagation loss of tapered polymeric waveguide was approximately 0.1 dB/cm at 850 nm. We prepared a optical backplane with polymeric waveguide by using conventional multilayer board lamination processes. The transmission power and dimension of the optical backplane was same as those of waveguide before lamination. A metal optical bench was used as a packaging die for the optical devices and the integrated circuit chips in both the transmitter and the receiver processing boards. We used a 1×4 850 nm VCSEL array with 2 dBm of output power for the transmitter and a PIN photodiode array for the receiver. We successfully demonstrated 8 Gb/s of data transmission between the transmitter processing board and the optical backplane board.
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Keun Byoung Yoon, In-Kui Cho, Seung-Ho Ahn, and Jin Tae Kim "Optical PCB using waveguide-embedded backplane", Proc. SPIE 5523, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering V, (14 October 2004);


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