Parallel Optical Interconnects in Printed Circuit Boards

Polymer waveguides embedded in a printed circuit board offer a substantial increase in the achievable bandwidth density compared with today’s electrical interconnects. We present our results on the polymer waveguide technology and the building blocks that perform the optoelectronic conversion. Specific challenges in integrating optics in a printed circuit board are addressed. Data transfer measurements are presented.

By: Bert Jan Offrein; Christoph Berger; Rene Beyeler; Roger Dangel; Laurent Dellmann; Folkert Horst; Tobias Lamprecht; Norbert Meier; R. Budd; F. Libsch; J. Kash

Published in: "Optically Based Biological and Chemical Sensing, and Optically Based Materials for Defence," edited by J.C. Carrano, A. Zukauskas, A.W. Vere, J.G. Grote and F. Kajzar, Proc. SPIE, vol. 5990, paper 59900EBellingham, WA, SPIE, vol.5590, p.59900E in 2005

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