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Insertion loss and misalignment tolerance in multimode tapered waveguide bends

Papakonstantinou, I; Selviah, DR; Wang, K; (2008) Insertion loss and misalignment tolerance in multimode tapered waveguide bends. IEEE PHOTONIC TECH L , 20 (9-12) 1000 - 1002. 10.1109/LPT.2008.923744. Green open access

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Abstract

Experimental measurements of laterally tapered multimode waveguide bends fabricated photolithographically on FR4 printed circuit board establish that the product of the mean insertion loss (in linear units) and the mean source misalignment tolerance is a constant which depends only on the taper ratio TR (input width/output width) and not on the radius of curvature R. The minimum loss of 0.78 dB occurs in the special case of TR = 0.8, R = 14 mm. Together, these form waveguide layout design rules for board-to-board and chip-to-chip optical interconnects.

Type: Article
Title: Insertion loss and misalignment tolerance in multimode tapered waveguide bends
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1109/LPT.2008.923744
Keywords: multimode polymer waveguide, optical printed circuit board, spotsize converter, tapered waveguide bend
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Electronic and Electrical Eng
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/5216
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