23 February 2010 Optical transceiver integrated on PCB using electro-optic connectors compatible with pick-and-place assembly technology
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Proceedings Volume 7607, Optoelectronic Interconnects and Component Integration IX; 76070O (2010); doi: 10.1117/12.844871
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2010, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
An optical transceiver formed onto a conventional low-cost printed circuit board with integrated optical waveguides is presented. The transceiver incorporates an optical multimode polymer Y-splitter formed directly on a low-cost singlelayered FR4 substrate enabling duplex transmission along a single optical fibre. The transmitter and receiver assemblies are mounted onto the board using methods common to conventional PCB manufacturing. Simple through-board connectors, compatible with pick-and-place assembly technology, are used to interface the electrical and optical layers of the board. This approach allows end-fired optical coupling between the active devices and optical waveguides on the board. The demonstrated transceiver, intended as a board-level optical network unit, achieves error-free data transmission for both Tx and Rx modules at 10 Gb/s.
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Nikolaos Bamiedakis, Joseph Beals, Aeffendi H. Hashim, Richard V. Penty, Ian H. White, "Optical transceiver integrated on PCB using electro-optic connectors compatible with pick-and-place assembly technology", Proc. SPIE 7607, Optoelectronic Interconnects and Component Integration IX, 76070O (23 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.844871; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.844871
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Connectors

Waveguides

Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

Transceivers

Photodiodes

Polymers

Active optics

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