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Photolithography-free polymer optical waveguide arrays for optical backplane bus

TitlePhotolithography-free polymer optical waveguide arrays for optical backplane bus
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsDou, X., A. X. Wang, X. Lin, and R. T. Chen
JournalOptics Express
Volume19
Issue15
Pagination14403-14410
Date Published07/2011
Abstract

In this paper, an innovative 3-to-3 bi-directional optical bus architecture based on multimode polymer waveguides with embedded 45° micro-mirrors was successfully demonstrated. With a lithography-free imprinting process by high quality electroplated metallic mold, the device can be precisely replicated with a low fabrication cost. Superior to any point-to-point optical waveguide, the implemented optical bus structure is capable of broadcasting and receiving high speed data at 10Gbit/sec among multiple points as a high performance optical backplane.

DOI10.1364/OE.19.014403
Short TitleOpt. Express