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Development of a variable launch system used to measure the attenuation and isolation of planar optical waveguides.

Ives, D; Ferguson, R; Harris, S (2009) Development of a variable launch system used to measure the attenuation and isolation of planar optical waveguides. In: 9th Optical Fibre Measurement Conference (OFMC) Digest, 16-18 September 2009, NPL, Teddington,UK.

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Abstract

Polymer planar optical waveguides fabricated onto electrical printed circuit boards are a promising technology to provide high-speed communications on computer backplanes. The attenuation and isolation of these waveguides is critical to their operation. In this paper we describe a system to measure the attenuation and isolation of these optical waveguides with the ability to launch a variety of spot sizes and numerical apertures. Initial assessment of the measurement system's performance and initial measurements of optical waveguides will be described.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: OPCB, polymer planar waveguides, optical communications, photonics
Subjects: Optical Radiation and Photonics
Optical Radiation and Photonics > Optical Comms. And Data
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:15
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/4582

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