Optical polymers: Critical requirements for optical access applications

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Abstract

Optical access networks currently present some of the most exciting potential applications for integrated photonic devices, in particular those based on polymers. With fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) initiatives at leading metropolitan area carriers well underway, there is keen interest in the development of low cost, highly integrated components that can withstand an outside plant environment (-40°C to 85°C). As opposed to polymers that have been developed for complex highly integrated optical circuits, polymers suitable for optical access deployment will need to address numerous optoelectronic packaging integration issues, notably alignment with active devices, compatibility with high-volume electronics manufacturing and management of thermal loads. We discuss the critical requirements that optical polymers must meet to address optical access applications, and identify those that can be met by existing technologies and those presenting gaps to be bridged for successful development of optical access components.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsR.A. Norwood, M. Eich, M.G. Kuzyk
Pages124-133
Number of pages10
Volume5517
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
EventLinear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials IV - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2004Aug 3 2004

Other

OtherLinear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials IV
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period8/2/048/3/04

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requirements
polymers
Polymers
Photonic devices
Thermal load
packaging
Optoelectronic devices
compatibility
Packaging
Electronic equipment
manufacturing
alignment
photonics
fibers
Networks (circuits)
Fibers
electronics
Costs

Keywords

  • Arrayed waveguide gratings
  • Optical access
  • Optical polymers
  • Optical splitters
  • Polymer waveguides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Norwood, R. A. (2004). Optical polymers: Critical requirements for optical access applications. In R. A. Norwood, M. Eich, & M. G. Kuzyk (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 5517, pp. 124-133). [21] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.563667

Optical polymers : Critical requirements for optical access applications. / Norwood, Robert A.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / R.A. Norwood; M. Eich; M.G. Kuzyk. Vol. 5517 2004. p. 124-133 21.

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Norwood, RA 2004, Optical polymers: Critical requirements for optical access applications. in RA Norwood, M Eich & MG Kuzyk (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 5517, 21, pp. 124-133, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials IV, Denver, CO, United States, 8/2/04. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.563667
Norwood RA. Optical polymers: Critical requirements for optical access applications. In Norwood RA, Eich M, Kuzyk MG, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 5517. 2004. p. 124-133. 21 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.563667
Norwood, Robert A. / Optical polymers : Critical requirements for optical access applications. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / R.A. Norwood ; M. Eich ; M.G. Kuzyk. Vol. 5517 2004. pp. 124-133
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