Far-field Scatter Measurements of Planar Optical Waveguides using a Variable Launch System

Robert Ferguson, Irshaad Fatadin, Subrena Harris, James Allerton

Abstract

Polymer planar optical waveguides fabricated onto electrical printed circuit boards are an emerging technology to provide high-speed communications on computer backplanes. Along with the key parameters of attenuation and isolation, the variable launch system developed at NPL can now be used to measure the transmitted scatter profile of optical printed circuit boards (OPCBs) in order to explore the relationship between launch condition, waveguide and end-face quality. In this paper we describe the modifications to the existing NPL system and measurements of the far-field intensity profiles of a group of reference waveguides using a variety of spot sizes and numerical apertures.

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in Harvard Style

Ferguson R., Fatadin I., Harris S. and Allerton J. (2013). Far-field Scatter Measurements of Planar Optical Waveguides using a Variable Launch System . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS, ISBN 978-989-8565-44-0, pages 96-100. DOI: 10.5220/0004334200960100


in Bibtex Style

@conference{photoptics13,
author={Robert Ferguson and Irshaad Fatadin and Subrena Harris and James Allerton},
title={Far-field Scatter Measurements of Planar Optical Waveguides using a Variable Launch System},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,},
year={2013},
pages={96-100},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004334200960100},
isbn={978-989-8565-44-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,
TI - Far-field Scatter Measurements of Planar Optical Waveguides using a Variable Launch System
SN - 978-989-8565-44-0
AU - Ferguson R.
AU - Fatadin I.
AU - Harris S.
AU - Allerton J.
PY - 2013
SP - 96
EP - 100
DO - 10.5220/0004334200960100