15 March 2016 Assembly and performance of silicone polymer waveguides
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Proceedings Volume 9753, Optical Interconnects XVI; 97530K (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2216868
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2016, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
We report on the functionality and key performance properties of 50 μm x 50 μm flexible graded index silicone polymer waveguides. The materials show low optical propagation losses of < 0.04 dB/cm @ 850 nm over 1 m lengths as well as stability to 2000 hours 85°C/85% relative humidity and 5 cycles of 260°C solder wave reflow testing. Methods to fabricate large area panels are demonstrated for scaled manufacturing of polymer based optical printed wiring boards. The polymer waveguides are terminated with a passive direct fiber attach method. Fully MPO connectorized waveguide panels are realized and their optical performance properties assessed.
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Calob K. Lostutter, Calob K. Lostutter, Malcolm H. Hodge, Malcolm H. Hodge, Thomas R. Marrapode, Thomas R. Marrapode, Brandon W. Swatowski, Brandon W. Swatowski, W. Ken Weidner, W. Ken Weidner, "Assembly and performance of silicone polymer waveguides", Proc. SPIE 9753, Optical Interconnects XVI, 97530K (15 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2216868; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2216868
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