Polymer optical interconnects: Meeting the requirements for datacom and telecom applications

Lawrence W. Shacklette, Robert A Norwood, Louay Eldada, Cathy Glass, Duc Nguyen, Constantina Poga, Baopei Xu, Shing Yin, James T. Yardley

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Abstract

An advanced versatile low-cost polymeric waveguide technology has been developed for optoelectronic applications. This technology is based upon new polymeric materials for ultra-low-loss optical interconnection, particularly for the key wavelengths of 0.83, 1.3, and 1.55 microns. Development of these materials has required a thorough understanding of fundamental principles of optical absorption due to both vibrational and electronic resonant absorptions. We have thus created materials with measured losses at 830 nm which are in the range of 0.02 dB/cm. At longer wavelengths, the losses can be higher due to the vibrational absorption within the polymer. However through careful selection of chemical structure, polymeric materials with intrinsic loss below 0.08 dB/cm have been demonstrated at 1.55 micron wavelength. These high-performance organic polymers can be readily made into both multimode and single-mode optical waveguide structures with controlled numerical aperture (NA) and geometry. We will discuss the use of these materials in a variety of passive photonic devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsM.G. Kuzyk
Pages222-232
Number of pages11
Volume3147
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventNonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials X - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 30 1997Aug 1 1997

Other

OtherNonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials X
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/30/978/1/97

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Optical interconnects
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polymers
Polymers
Wavelength
wavelengths
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Optical waveguides
numerical aperture
optical waveguides
Optoelectronic devices
Light absorption
Waveguides
optical absorption
photonics
waveguides
Geometry
geometry

Keywords

  • Loss
  • Optical interconnects
  • Polymers
  • Single-mode
  • Waveguides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Shacklette, L. W., Norwood, R. A., Eldada, L., Glass, C., Nguyen, D., Poga, C., ... Yardley, J. T. (1997). Polymer optical interconnects: Meeting the requirements for datacom and telecom applications. In M. G. Kuzyk (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3147, pp. 222-232) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.279315

Polymer optical interconnects : Meeting the requirements for datacom and telecom applications. / Shacklette, Lawrence W.; Norwood, Robert A; Eldada, Louay; Glass, Cathy; Nguyen, Duc; Poga, Constantina; Xu, Baopei; Yin, Shing; Yardley, James T.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / M.G. Kuzyk. Vol. 3147 1997. p. 222-232.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Shacklette, LW, Norwood, RA, Eldada, L, Glass, C, Nguyen, D, Poga, C, Xu, B, Yin, S & Yardley, JT 1997, Polymer optical interconnects: Meeting the requirements for datacom and telecom applications. in MG Kuzyk (ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 3147, pp. 222-232, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials X, San Diego, CA, United States, 7/30/97. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.279315
Shacklette LW, Norwood RA, Eldada L, Glass C, Nguyen D, Poga C et al. Polymer optical interconnects: Meeting the requirements for datacom and telecom applications. In Kuzyk MG, editor, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3147. 1997. p. 222-232 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.279315
Shacklette, Lawrence W. ; Norwood, Robert A ; Eldada, Louay ; Glass, Cathy ; Nguyen, Duc ; Poga, Constantina ; Xu, Baopei ; Yin, Shing ; Yardley, James T. / Polymer optical interconnects : Meeting the requirements for datacom and telecom applications. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / M.G. Kuzyk. Vol. 3147 1997. pp. 222-232
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