Dynamic polymer ribbon couplers for card-to-backplane optical interconnects

Guomin Jiang, Sarfaraz Baig, Michael Renxun Wang

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Abstract

Polymeric waveguides with dynamic coupler array are fabricated by vacuum assisted microfluidic technique for card-to-backplane optical interconnect applications. The dynamic optical coupler on backplane consists of 45 integrated waveguide mirrors and a perpendicular microfluidic channel for flow motion of index matching liquid and air bubbles. Controlled positioning of the air bubble or index matching liquid in contact with the integrated mirror can effectively turn on or off each surface normal waveguide coupler for card-to-backplane optical interconnection. The size of the integrated mirror determines the coupler efficiency. Effective surface normal optical coupling is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8630
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 24 2013
EventOptoelectronic Interconnects XIII - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 3 2013Feb 6 2013

Other

OtherOptoelectronic Interconnects XIII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period2/3/132/6/13

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Polymer Dynamics
Optical Interconnects
optical interconnects
Optical interconnects
Coupler
cards
Bubbles (in fluids)
Microfluidics
couplers
ribbons
Polymers
Mirrors
Waveguides
Waveguide couplers
Waveguide
Mirror
Normal Surface
polymers
Liquids
mirrors

Keywords

  • Card-to-Backplane
  • Dynamic Optical Coupler
  • Flexible Polymeric Waveguide
  • Optical Interconnection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Jiang, G., Baig, S., & Wang, M. R. (2013). Dynamic polymer ribbon couplers for card-to-backplane optical interconnects. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8630). [86300G] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2001716

Dynamic polymer ribbon couplers for card-to-backplane optical interconnects. / Jiang, Guomin; Baig, Sarfaraz; Wang, Michael Renxun.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8630 2013. 86300G.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Jiang, G, Baig, S & Wang, MR 2013, Dynamic polymer ribbon couplers for card-to-backplane optical interconnects. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 8630, 86300G, Optoelectronic Interconnects XIII, San Francisco, CA, United States, 2/3/13. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2001716
Jiang G, Baig S, Wang MR. Dynamic polymer ribbon couplers for card-to-backplane optical interconnects. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8630. 2013. 86300G https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2001716
Jiang, Guomin ; Baig, Sarfaraz ; Wang, Michael Renxun. / Dynamic polymer ribbon couplers for card-to-backplane optical interconnects. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8630 2013.
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