Regenerative polymeric bus architecture for board-level optical interconnects

N. Bamiedakis, A. Hashim, R. V. Penty, I. H. White

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Abstract

A scalable multi-channel optical regenerative bus architecture based on the use of polymer waveguides is presented for the first time. The architecture offers high-speed interconnection between electrical cards allowing regenerative bus extension with multiple segments and therefore connection of an arbitrary number of cards onto the bus. In a proof-ofprinciple demonstration, a 4-channel 3-card polymeric bus module is designed and fabricated on standard FR4 substrates. Low insertion losses (≤ -15 dB) and low crosstalk values (< -30 dB) are achieved for the fabricated samples while better than ± 6 μm -1 dB alignment tolerances are obtained. 10 Gb/s data communication with a bit-error-rate (BER) lower than 10-12 is demonstrated for the first time between card interfaces on two different bus modules using a prototype 3R regenerator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11625-11636
Number of pages12
JournalOptics Express
Volume20
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2012

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Regenerative polymeric bus architecture for board-level optical interconnects. / Bamiedakis, N.; Hashim, A.; Penty, R. V.; White, I. H.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 20, No. 11, 21.05.2012, p. 11625-11636.

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Bamiedakis, N. ; Hashim, A. ; Penty, R. V. ; White, I. H. / Regenerative polymeric bus architecture for board-level optical interconnects. In: Optics Express. 2012 ; Vol. 20, No. 11. pp. 11625-11636.
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