Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 5 (2010)

Micro integration of optical components for the fabrication of active optical cables

F. Merchán, D. Wohlfeld, K.-H. Brenner


Optical interconnects have become very interesting for short reach data transfer. We examine a new concept for integration and miniaturization of such systems based on recent experiments. The application of these designs is an active optical cable. The advantages of the concept and the employed technologies are presented.

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