Pitch control of multi-channel graded-index core polymer waveguide for optical PCB using the Mosquito method

Ryota Kinoshita, Daisuke Suganuma, Takaaki Ishigure

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Abstract

We successfully fabricate multi-channel GI circular-core polymer waveguides with precisely controlled pitches utilizing the Mosquito method. The Mosquito method is a very simple method for fabricating GI-core polymer optical waveguides that utilizes a micro dispenser. In this method, a viscous core monomer is directly dispensed into a cladding monomer layer before UV cured, and circular cores are formed by curing both the core and cladding under a UV exposure. Here, it is a concern that a needle position accuracy influences on the interchannel pitch when parallel cores are fabricated by parallel repetitive scan of a single needle. However, we succeeded in controlling the pitch with the Mosquito method and then, GI-core waveguides with 250.7±5.2 μm, 126.7±2.6 μm and 61.7±3.4 μm are successfully fabricated for the pre-set values of 250 μm, 125 μm and 62.5 μm, respectively. Then, we demonstrate a 4 × 10 Gbps transmission over the fabricated GI-core waveguide by connecting the waveguide to an MMF ribbon with a 250-μm pitch, which is realized because the pitch of the fabricated waveguide is accurately controlled to 250 μm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume8991
ISBN (Print)9780819499042
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventOptical Interconnects XIV - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2014 Feb 32014 Feb 5

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OtherOptical Interconnects XIV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period14/2/314/2/5

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Keywords

  • Circular core
  • Graded-index core
  • Interchannel crosstalk
  • Micro-dispenser
  • Multimode polymer parallel optical waveguide
  • Optical interconnections
  • Optical printed circuit board

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Kinoshita, R., Suganuma, D., & Ishigure, T. (2014). Pitch control of multi-channel graded-index core polymer waveguide for optical PCB using the Mosquito method. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8991). [899119] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2039105

Pitch control of multi-channel graded-index core polymer waveguide for optical PCB using the Mosquito method. / Kinoshita, Ryota; Suganuma, Daisuke; Ishigure, Takaaki.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8991 SPIE, 2014. 899119.

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

Kinoshita, R, Suganuma, D & Ishigure, T 2014, Pitch control of multi-channel graded-index core polymer waveguide for optical PCB using the Mosquito method. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 8991, 899119, SPIE, Optical Interconnects XIV, San Francisco, CA, United States, 14/2/3. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2039105
Kinoshita R, Suganuma D, Ishigure T. Pitch control of multi-channel graded-index core polymer waveguide for optical PCB using the Mosquito method. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8991. SPIE. 2014. 899119 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2039105
Kinoshita, Ryota ; Suganuma, Daisuke ; Ishigure, Takaaki. / Pitch control of multi-channel graded-index core polymer waveguide for optical PCB using the Mosquito method. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8991 SPIE, 2014.
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