Accession Number : ADA307939

Title :   Optoelectronic Technology Consortium.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Jul 92-30 Apr 95,

Corporate Author : HONEYWELL TECHNOLOGY CENTER MINNEAPOLIS MN

Personal Author(s) : Hibbs-Brenner, Mary

PDF Url : ADA307939

Report Date : 23 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : This report describes the results of Honeywell's effort under the Optoelectronic Technology Consortium project. The program involved a consortium of Honeywell, AT&T, IBM and Martin Marietta. The overall goal of the program was to develop parallel fiber optic data link component and packaging technology and to demonstrate a link possessing 32 channels, each operating a 500 Mbps for an aggregate data rate of 16 Ghps. Baseline and alternate technologies were investigated. Honeywell's effort included: (1) the development of AlGaAs waveguide based four element electro-optic modulator arrays as an alternate transmitter technology, (2) packaging technology required to couple single mode fiber to, and multi-mode fiber from, the modulator array, and (3) a polymer waveguide based board level interconnect demonstration included an expanded beam connector feasibility study. Partway through the program we added a task to develop a second source capability for the Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasr (VCSEL) arrays. During the program we demonstrated multi-gigaherz bandwidth modulator arrays with a contrast ratio >10dB, and a voltage-length product of approximately 5.5V-cm. The packaging technique developed allowed one to maintain a 1 dB additional coupling loss over the 0 to +125 deg C temperature range. The polymer waveguide demonstration showed that 60 optical waveguide channels could be coupled from board to board through a 3mm connector with a fraction of a millimeter board to board alignment tolerance. We also demonstrated the fabrication of VCSEL arrays using MOCVD as the epitaxial layer growth technology.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *ELECTROOPTICS, LASER CAVITIES, POLYMERS, GALLIUM ARSENIDES, ALUMINUM GALLIUM ARSENIDES, CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION, EPITAXIAL GROWTH, MILLIMETER WAVES, BEAM SPLITTING, ALIGNMENT, OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, OPTICAL INTERFEROMETERS, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, DATA LINKS, EMITTERS, CONSORTIUMS, CROSSTALK, LIGHT MODULATORS, LIGHT EMITTING DIODES.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE