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Highly flexible polymeric optical waveguide for out-of-plane optical interconnects

TitleHighly flexible polymeric optical waveguide for out-of-plane optical interconnects
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsXinyuan, D., A. X. Wang, X. Lin, D. Ding, D. Z. Pan, and R. T. Chen
JournalOptics Express
Volume18
Issue15
Pagination16227
Date Published07/2010
Abstract

In this paper, we reported high speed optical test on polymeric optical waveguide array with embedded 45ยบ micro-mirrors on flexible substrate for out-of-plane optical interconnects. The waveguide array was bent with curvature ranging from 61mm to 5mm. As the bending radius decreases, the average insertion loss increases from 3.4dB to 7.7dB for single-mode fiber (SMF) coupling and from 5.5dB to 7.9dB for multi-mode fiber (MMF) coupling, respectively. Eye-diagrams under such bending conditions show that the Q factor decreases from 8.0 to 6.1 and the calculated bit error rate (BER) increases from 10⁻¹⁶ to 10⁻ ¹⁰ at 10Gbps.

DOI10.1364/OE.18.016227
Short TitleOpt. Express