Short-reach flexible optical interconnection using embedded edge-emitting lasers and edge-viewing detectors

Shu Hao Fan, Daniel Guidotti, Claudio Estevez, Gee Kung Chang, Ying Jung Chang, Daoqiang Daniel Lu

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Abstract

We proposed a novel optical coupling technology for short-reach interconnection (<10m) on flexible polymer waveguides. In order to decrease time and cost of fabrication and assembly, edge-emitting lasers and edge-viewing photodetectors are embedded directly into flexible polymer waveguide in a parallel lithography process., This avoids lenses or angle-reflected components, such as 45° mirrors or volume gratings, which are widely used for VCSEL coupling. Multi-channel optical interconnection can be implemented by passive alignment in a one-time optical lithography process, and no additional expensive components are needed to achieve high coupling efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonics Packaging, Integration, and Interconnects VIII
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
EventPhotonics Packaging, Integration, and Interconnects VIII - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 22 Jan 200824 Jan 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6899
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferencePhotonics Packaging, Integration, and Interconnects VIII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period22/01/0824/01/08

Keywords

  • Edge-viewing detector
  • Optical interconnects
  • Polymer waveguide

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