Optical and Electrical Interconnect: Linking Up

IME researchers have developed an integrated optical carrier with low coupling loss and good alignment tolerance for high-speed photonics applications. The proposed carrier is fabricated by a novel self alignment approach, which is straight-forward and uses standard commercially available components. Optical carriers made with conventional alignment approaches require complex process development that is time-consuming and costly. The proposed carrier exhibited a misalignment assembly tolerance of +40�m (for decrement of 0.5 dB) - competitive with that made by conventional alignment approaches but is simpler and less costly to implement.

Reference:

Teck Guan Lim et. al., "Integrated Optical Carrier for Optical/Electrical Interconnect," IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, Vol 1, Pg 125 - 132, 2011