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Title: Novel manufacture of out-of-plane optical interconnects to enable low-cost OECB substrates
Author: Misselbrook, Paul
ISNI:       0000 0001 3411 1495
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2005
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Due to their bandwidth capacity, optical interconnects are beginning to replace bandwidth limited copper as bottlenecks appear on both inter-board, VSR interconnects and also inter-board, USR interconnects. Consequently, low-cost, optically enabled circuit boards are a key milestone on electronic roadmaps. Benefits exist in developing guided wave technologies, which have been classified into three generations. First- and second-generation technologies are based upon optical fibres and are both capable of providing a suitable platform for inter-board applications. However, to allow component assembly, an integral requirement for intra-board applications, low-cost third-generation OECBs containing embedded polymer waveguides are desirable.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) ; Celestica Inc.
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified