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22 October 2004 Board-to-board optical interconnection using novel optical plug and slot
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A novel optical PCB with transmitter/receiver system boards and optical bakcplane was prepared, which is board-to-board interconnection by optical plug and slot. We report an 8Gb/s PRBS NRZ data transmission between transmitter system board and optical backplane embedded multimode polymeric waveguide arrays. The basic concept of ETRI's optical PCB is as follows; 1) Metal optical bench is integrated with optoelectronic devices, driver and receiver circuits, polymeric waveguide and access line PCB module. 2) Multimode polymeric waveguide inside an optical backplane, which is embedded into PCB. 3) Optical slot and plug for high-density(channel pitch : 500um) board-to-board interconnection. The polymeric waveguide technology can be used for transmission of data on transmitter/ receiver system boards and for backplane interconnections. The main components are low-loss tapered polymeric waveguides and a novel optical plug and slot for board-to-board interconnections, respectively. The optical PCB is characteristic of low coupling loss, easy insertion/extraction of the boards and, especially, reliable optical coupling unaffected from external environment after board insertion.
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In Kui Cho, Keun Byoung Yoon, Seong Ho Ahn, Jin Tae Kim, Woo Jin Lee, Kyoung Up Shin, Young Un Heo, and Hyo Hoon Park "Board-to-board optical interconnection using novel optical plug and slot", Proc. SPIE 5524, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization VII, (22 October 2004);

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