Accession Number : ADA301113

Title :   Optoelectronic Technology Consortium. Precompetative Consortium for Optoelectronic Interconnect Technology.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly technical rept. no. 9, 1 Jul-30 Sep 94,

Corporate Author : HONEYWELL SYSTEMS AND RESEARCH CENTER MINNEAPOLIS MN

Personal Author(s) : Hibbs-Brenner, Mary

PDF Url : ADA301113

Report Date : 20 OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : During this reporting period the effort was concentrated on carrying an experiment on measuring the coupling efficiency and tolerances involved in transferring data from board to board via polymer waveguides on the boards and an expanded beam connector between the boards. Waveguide propagation loss was measured as 0.3dB/cm, and the cOnnector loss was 3.4 dB. Translational tolerance was measured as +O.37/-O.25mm, while rotational tolerance was measured to be +0.19/-O.15 deg. These results all appear to be within a practical level and consistent with tolerances achievable between a motherboard and daughterboards.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, *LIGHT MODULATORS, COUPLING(INTERACTION), ELECTROOPTICS, EFFICIENCY, TOLERANCE, MODULES(ELECTRONICS), ROTATION, TRANSMISSION LOSS.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE