Towards low cost coupling structures for short distance optical interconnections

Nina Hendrickx, Jurgen Van Erps, Teemu Alajoki, N. Destouches, Daniele Blanc, Janyce Franc, Pentti Karioja, Hugo Thienpont, Peter Van Daele

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    Abstract

    The performance of short distance optical interconnections in general relies very strongly on coupling structures, since they will determine the overall efficiency of the system to a large extent. Different configurations can be considered and a variety of manufacturing technologies can be used. We present two different discrete and two different integrated coupling components which can be used to deflect the light beam over 90° and can play a crucial role when integrating optical interconnections in printed circuit boards. The fabrication process of the different coupling structures is discussed and experimental results are shown. The main characteristics of the coupling structures are given. The main advantages and disadvantages of the different components are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication16th European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference and Exhibition
    Subtitle of host publicationEMPC 2007
    PublisherCurran Associates Inc.
    Pages247-252
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-62276-466-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event16th European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference and Exhibition - Oulu, Finland
    Duration: 17 Jun 200720 Jun 2007
    Conference number: 16

    Conference

    Conference16th European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference and Exhibition
    Abbreviated titleEMPC 2007
    CountryFinland
    CityOulu
    Period17/06/0720/06/07

    Keywords

    • coupling structures
    • deep proton writing
    • diffraction grating
    • laser ablation
    • printed circuit board

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