Integrated optical Mach-Zehnder modulation array for optical board-to-board interconnections

Guoda Xu, Michael R. Wang, Freddie Lin

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Integrated optic Mach-Zehnder modulator array (IOMZMA) devices have been investigated for application to an optical board-to-board interconnect system. Two types of four-unit IOMZMA devices have been developed using X-cut LiNbO3 crystal as the modulator substrate, with the modulator-to-modulator separations matched to an output graded-index (GRIN) lens array or commercial ribbon fibers. The design parameters, fabrication methods, procedures, and measurement results are presented. A preliminary application of the IOMZMA device to an optical interconnection system is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-350
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Oct 21 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventIntegrated Optics and Microstructures II 1994 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 24 1994Jul 29 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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