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A polymer waveguide-based 40 Gb/s optical bus backplane for board-level optical interconnects

Bamiedakis, N and Hashim, A and Penty, RV and White, IH (2013) A polymer waveguide-based 40 Gb/s optical bus backplane for board-level optical interconnects. International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks. ISSN 2162-7339

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Abstract

Optical interconnects are increasingly considered for use in high-performance electronic systems. Multimode polymer waveguides are a promising technology for the formation of optical backplanes as they enable cost-effective integration of optical links onto standard printed circuit boards. In this paper, we present a 40 Gb/s optical backplane demonstrator based on the use of polymer multimode waveguides and a regenerative shared bus architecture. The system allows bus extension by cascading multiple polymeric bus modules through 3R regenerator units enabling the connection of an arbitrary number of electrical cards onto the bus. The proof-ofprinciple demonstrator reported here is formed with low-cost, commercially-available active devices and electronic components mounted on conventional FR4 substrates and achieves error-free 4×10 Gb/s optical interconnection between any two card interfaces on the bus. © 2013 IEEE.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: board-level optoelectronic integration optical backplane optical interconnects polymer waveguides
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Photonics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:05
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:17
DOI: 10.1109/ICTON.2013.6602918