27 February 2013 Dynamic polymer ribbon couplers for card-to-backplane optical interconnects
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Proceedings Volume 8630, Optoelectronic Interconnects XIII; 86300G (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2001716
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2013, San Francisco, California, United States
Polymeric waveguides with dynamic coupler array are fabricated by vacuum assisted microfluidic technique for card-to-backplane optical interconnect applications. The dynamic optical coupler on backplane consists of 45° integrated waveguide mirrors and a perpendicular microfluidic channel for flow motion of index matching liquid and air bubbles. Controlled positioning of the air bubble or index matching liquid in contact with the integrated mirror can effectively turn on or off each surface normal waveguide coupler for card-to-backplane optical interconnection. The size of the integrated mirror determines the coupler efficiency. Effective surface normal optical coupling is demonstrated.
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Guomin Jiang, Guomin Jiang, Sarfaraz Baig, Sarfaraz Baig, Michael R. Wang, Michael R. Wang, "Dynamic polymer ribbon couplers for card-to-backplane optical interconnects", Proc. SPIE 8630, Optoelectronic Interconnects XIII, 86300G (27 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2001716; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2001716

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