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24 May 2000 Tolerance stackup effects in optical interconnect systems
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Proceedings Volume 4089, Optics in Computing 2000; (2000)
Event: 2000 International Topical Meeting on Optics in Computing (OC2000), 2000, Quebec City, Canada
This paper presents a study of the effects of the accumulation of positioning errors across multiple optical components (also named `tolerance stackup') on the optical power throughput performance of free-space optical interconnects. It is shown that a sensitivity analysis is not adequate to establish a tolerance budget as it provides no information regarding the system yield upon assembly. The effects of tolerance stackup across a system are more severe than a statistical root-sum-square type analysis predicts. It is demonstrated that errors accumulate linearly with interconnect length.
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Frederic K. Lacroix and Andrew G. Kirk "Tolerance stackup effects in optical interconnect systems", Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000);

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