Multi channel in-plane and out-of-plane couplers for optical printed circuit boards and optical backplanes

Marc Schneider, Thomas Kuhner, Teemu Alajoki, Antti Tanskanen, Mikko Karppinen

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We present multi channel optical interconnects, based on integrated glass fibers, with passively aligned in-plane and 90deg out-of-plane couplers for printed circuit boards. The out-of-plane coupler features micro optics, mechanical alignment structures, and a snap-fit system to assemble the complex coupler out of several simple, self aligning parts. Further we present an optical printed circuit board for on-board transmitter and receiver electronics for four channels using 4times10 Gbit/s transmitter and receiver chips.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication59th Electronic Components and Technology Conference
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-4476-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event59th Electronic Components and Technology Conference - San Diego, United States
Duration: 26 May 200929 May 2009
Conference number: 59


Conference59th Electronic Components and Technology Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego



  • out-of-plane couplers
  • couplers
  • micro optics
  • optical printed circuit boards

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