1 January 2009 High-reliability flexible optical printed circuit board for opto-electric interconnections
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A rigid flexible optical electrical printed circuit board (RFOE-PCB) with both electrical layers and an optical layer was fabricated using a conventional PCB manufacture process. The RFOE-PCB is applicable to fold-type mobile devices such as mobile phones and laptop computers. The RFOE-PCB was designed to be embedded with a flexible 45-deg-ended optical waveguide, which was made using a polymeric material. The precise lamination between an electrical layer and an optical layer was achieved by a passive alignment method. We carried out the repetitive folding test and an environment test for physical and optical reliability suitable for mobile devices. Data transmission of 2.5 Gb/s was demonstrated with a clear eye diagram using the fabricated RFOE-PCB.
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Byung Sup Rho, Byung Sup Rho, Woo Jin Lee, Woo Jin Lee, Jung Woon Lim, Jung Woon Lim, Gye Won Kim, Gye Won Kim, Che Hyun Cho, Che Hyun Cho, Sung Hwan Hwang, Sung Hwan Hwang, } "High-reliability flexible optical printed circuit board for opto-electric interconnections," Optical Engineering 48(1), 015401 (1 January 2009). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3072957 . Submission:
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