A polymer waveguide-based 40 Gb/s optical bus backplane for board-level optical interconnects

Nikos Bamiedakis, Aeffendi Hashim, Richard V. Penty, Ian H. White

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

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Optical interconnects are increasingly considered for use in high-performance electronic systems. Multimode polymer waveguides are a promising technology for the formation of optical backplanes as they enable cost-effective integration of optical links onto standard printed circuit boards. In this paper, we present a 40 Gb/s optical backplane demonstrator based on the use of polymer multimode waveguides and a regenerative shared bus architecture. The system allows bus extension by cascading multiple polymeric bus modules through 3R regenerator units enabling the connection of an arbitrary number of electrical cards onto the bus. The proof-ofprinciple demonstrator reported here is formed with low-cost, commercially-available active devices and electronic components mounted on conventional FR4 substrates and achieves error-free 4×10 Gb/s optical interconnection between any two card interfaces on the bus.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2013
Event2013 15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2013 - Cartagena, Spain
Duration: 23 Jun 201327 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2162-7339
ISSN (Electronic)2161-2064

Conference

Conference2013 15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2013
CountrySpain
CityCartagena
Period23/06/1327/06/13

Keywords

  • board-level optoelectronic integration
  • optical backplane
  • optical interconnects
  • polymer waveguides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A polymer waveguide-based 40 Gb/s optical bus backplane for board-level optical interconnects'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this