Optical interconnection using VCSELs and polymeric waveguide circuits

Takashi Sakamoto, Hiroyuki Tsuda, Makoto Hikita, Toshiaki Kagawa, Kouta Tateno, Chikara Amano

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We investigated the waveguide loss and transmission characteristics for optical interconnection using vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) and multimode polymeric waveguide circuits with crossings. The excess loss with 100 crossings is 2.2 dB when the image magnification from a VCSEL to a waveguide is 2.3. We obtained error-free (i.e., bit error rate <10-11) optical interconnection at 1.0625 Gbps regardless of the number of crossings or the magnification. These results suggest the practicality of large-scale optical interconnection between VCSEL-based smart-pixel chips using multimode waveguides with more than 100 crossings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1487-1492
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Nov
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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