Polymer-based optical interconnects using nanoimprint lithography

A. Boersma, S. Wiegersma, B.J. Offrein, J. Duis, J. Delis, M. Ortsiefer, G. Van Steenberge, Mikko Karppinen, A. Van Blaaderen, B. Corbett

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    Abstract

    The increasing request for higher data speeds in the information and communication technology leads to continuously increasing performance of microprocessors. This has led to the introduction of optical data transmission as a replacement of electronic data transmission in most transmission applications longer than 10 meters. However, a need remains for optical data transmission for shorter distances inside the computer. This paper gives an overview of the Joint European project FIREFLY, in which new polymer based single mode waveguides are developed for integration with VCSELs, splitters and fibers that will be manufactured using multi-layer nanoimprint lithography (NIL). Innovative polymers, new applications of nano-technology, new methods for optical coupling between components, and the integration of all these new components are the technical ingredients of this ambitious project.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOptoelectronic Interconnects XIII
    EditorsAlexei L. Glebov, Ray T. Chen
    PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
    ISBN (Print)978-081949399-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventSPIE Opto - San Francisco, California, United States
    Duration: 2 Feb 20137 Feb 2013

    Publication series

    SeriesProceedings of SPIE
    Volume8630
    ISSN0277-786X

    Conference

    ConferenceSPIE Opto
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco, California
    Period2/02/137/02/13

    Keywords

    • low loss polymers
    • nano imprint litography
    • optical interconnects
    • photonic crystals
    • polymer waveguides

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    Boersma, A., Wiegersma, S., Offrein, B. J., Duis, J., Delis, J., Ortsiefer, M., Van Steenberge, G., Karppinen, M., Van Blaaderen, A., & Corbett, B. (2013). Polymer-based optical interconnects using nanoimprint lithography. In A. L. Glebov, & R. T. Chen (Eds.), Optoelectronic Interconnects XIII [86300Y] International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE. Proceedings of SPIE, Vol.. 8630 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2001498