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dc.contributor.authorBamiedakis, N
dc.contributor.authorShi, F
dc.contributor.authorChu, D
dc.contributor.authorPenty, RV
dc.contributor.authorWhite, IH
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-10T05:18:52Z
dc.date.available2018-10-10T05:18:52Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1041-1135
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/283427
dc.description.abstractPolymer multimode waveguides on flexible substrates enable the formation of bendable low-cost optical interconnects that can be deployed in a wide range of applications. However, the highly-multimoded nature of such guides in combination with the stress and mode mixing induced due to sample bending raise important concerns about the effect that sample flexure has on their bandwidth performance and potential to support high-speed data transmission. In this work therefore, we present data transmission studies on a 1 m long flexible spiral waveguide when flexure is applied. The flexible polymer sample is bent 180° around a cylindrical mandrel and the loss and frequency response of the waveguide are obtained for radii of curvature down to 4 mm and are compared with the performance obtained when no flexure is applied. The BER performance of the respective optical link is also recorded at data rates up to 40 Gb/s. A flat frequency response up to at least 30 GHz is demonstrated for all bending radii applied and error-free (BER<10-12) data transmission is achieved for all data rates studied up to 40 Gb/s. The results clearly demonstrate that sample flexing does not result in any significant transmission impairments in such links and highlight the strong potential of this technology for use in high-speed board-level interconnections.
dc.description.sponsorshipCAPE OIC Future project, CAPE LEASA Project
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.titleHigh-Speed Data Transmission Over Flexible Multimode Polymer Waveguides Under Flexure
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage1332
prism.issueIdentifier14
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
prism.startingPage1329
prism.volume30
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.30794
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-06-05
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1109/LPT.2018.2846362
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-07-15
dc.contributor.orcidBamiedakis, N [0000-0003-1981-1623]
dc.contributor.orcidShi, F [0000-0001-6652-6222]
dc.contributor.orcidChu, D [0000-0001-9989-6238]
dc.contributor.orcidPenty, RV [0000-0003-4605-1455]
dc.identifier.eissn1941-0174
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (via University of Strathclyde) (115524)
pubs.funder-project-idEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/D048982/1)
pubs.funder-project-idEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/L015455/1)
cam.issuedOnline2018-06-11


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