The future of short-range high-speed data transmission: printed polymer optical waveguides (POW) innovation, fabrication, and challenges

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Autor(en): Reitberger T, Stoll T, Hoffmann GA, Lorenz L, Neermann S, Overmeyer L, Bock K, Wolter KJ, Franke J
Zeitschrift: Proceedings of SPIE
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2018
Band: Proc. SPIE 10751, Optics and Photonics for Information Processing XII
ISSN: 0277-786X
Sprache: Englisch


Abstract

One of today’s megatrends in the industrial environment is additive manufacturing. Faster prototyping, customized products like hearing devices, integrated functions like heatsinks and many other opportunities are offered by this technological development. The opportunity of using different materials and build up 3-D structures is virtually infinite. Another one is the digitalization of almost any product to build up a smart world. This trend leads to a tremendously rising amount of data to be transferred from one place to another. If a wireless transmission is not possible and if the distance is over 100 m glass fiber is the fastest and most secure way for these requirements. In case of most short-range applications up to 100 m primary copper cables or circuit paths are in use because the electrical data transfer is well known. The limited bandwidth of copper asks for new inventions to meet the demands of tomorrow. Regarding both megatrends, the solution for this upcoming bottleneck could be 3-D printed photonic packages. This paper shows a new and innovative way for the customized fabricating of short-range data transmission networks. By Aerosol Jet Printing (AJP) the so called polymer optical waveguides (POW), it is possible to build up 3-D printed light guiding structures with low attenuation on almost any three-dimensional surface. The main advantages of the here presented research are high flexibility, low weight and low costs. After three years of intensive studies the most important key facts (machine settings, geometry, performance) are summarized in this publication.


FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Franke, Jörg Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Fertigungsautomatisierung und Produktionssystematik
Neermann, Simone
Lehrstuhl für Fertigungsautomatisierung und Produktionssystematik
Reitberger, Thomas
Lehrstuhl für Fertigungsautomatisierung und Produktionssystematik
Stoll, Thomas
Lehrstuhl für Fertigungsautomatisierung und Produktionssystematik


Autor(en) der externen Einrichtung(en)
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH)
Technische Universität Dresden


Zitierweisen

APA:
Reitberger, T., Stoll, T., Hoffmann, G.-A., Lorenz, L., Neermann, S., Overmeyer, L.,... Franke, J. (2018). The future of short-range high-speed data transmission: printed polymer optical waveguides (POW) innovation, fabrication, and challenges. Proceedings of SPIE, Proc. SPIE 10751, Optics and Photonics for Information Processing XII. https://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2318752

MLA:
Reitberger, Thomas, et al. "The future of short-range high-speed data transmission: printed polymer optical waveguides (POW) innovation, fabrication, and challenges." Proceedings of SPIE Proc. SPIE 10751, Optics and Photonics for Information Processing XII (2018).

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