Replicated polymer light guide interconnector with depth modified surface relief grating couplers

S. Siitonen (Corresponding Author), J. Pietarinen, P. Laakkonen, K. Jefimovs, M. Kuittinen, Teemu Alajoki, K. Mönkkönen, E.J. Pääkkönen, A. Tervonen

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Abstract

Planar light guide plate with one in-coupling and N out-coupling surface relief gratings is designed to perform as optical backplane broadcasting system for board-to-board connections. The performance of the element is analyzed theoretically with rigorous electromagnetic theory and results are confirmed experimentally. In addition, optical backplane elements have been replicated using conventional injection molding and UV-replication techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-309
JournalOptical Review
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • microstructure fabrication
  • polymers
  • diffractive grating
  • optical interconnects
  • interconnectors

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