Flexible multimode polymer waveguides for versatile high-speed optical interconnects

N. Bamiedakis, F. Shi, D. Chu, R. V. Penty, I. H. White

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Abstract

In this work, the loss and bandwidth performance of flexible multimode polymer waveguides are investigated under different launch conditions. It is shown that bending excess loss below 2 dB is achieved for radii larger than 3 mm for a 50 μm MMF input, and twisting excess loss below 0.6 dB for up to 1 full 360-degree turn even for a relatively overfilled launch. The bandwidth studies reveal that bending the waveguides does not significantly impact their bandwidth performance, with bandwidth-length product values in excess of 150 GHz×m recorded for the launch conditions studied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICTON 2017 - 19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781538608586
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2017
Event19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2017 - Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Duration: 2 Jul 20176 Jul 2017

Publication series

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

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2017
CountrySpain
CityGirona, Catalonia
Period2/07/176/07/17

Keywords

  • bandwidth studies
  • flexible interconnects
  • multimode polymer waveguides
  • optical interconnects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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