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Organic Optical Waveguide Fabrication in a Manufacturing Environment

Organic Optical Waveguide Fabrication in a Manufacturing Environment

Waveguide flex attached to OptocardOptical waveguides based on organic materials have been fabricated in a laboratory environment but the scaling and manufacturing processes needed to produce these waveguides have been scant. The volume production of low loss organic waveguides in a conventional state of the art Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturing plant has proven to be challenging both from processing and equipment set perspectives.

In collaboration with IBM and Dow Chemicals, Endicott Interconnect (EI) has developed scalable processes that can be implemented in a manufacturing environment.

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Benson Chan, How Lin, Chase Carver, Jianzhuang Huang, Jessie Berry

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