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Integration of polymer optical waveguides into printed circuit boards

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2 Author(s)
Lehmacher, S. ; Fakultat fur Elektrotech., Dortmund Univ., Germany ; Neyer, A.

Temperature stable polymer optical waveguides have been realised and integrated into printed circuit boards (PCBs). A special waveguide fabrication process has been developed which is compatible with standard PCB processing technologies. Multimode waveguides with a 100×100 μm2 cross-section have been produced by hot embossing thin polymer foils. Embedding of the waveguide foils into multilayer PCBs has led to a hybrid electrical-optical circuit board solution

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Electronics Letters  (Volume:36 ,  Issue: 12 )