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1. (WO2013115808) OPTICAL ARCHITECTURES, OPTICAL DISTRIBUTION MATRICES, AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING OPTICAL STRUCTURES

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/115808    International Application No.:    PCT/US2012/023407
Publication Date: Fri Aug 09 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Wed Feb 01 00:59:59 CET 2012
IPC: G06F 13/38
Applicants: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
MORRIS, Terrel L.
TAN, Michael Renne Ty
Inventors: MORRIS, Terrel L.
TAN, Michael Renne Ty
Title: OPTICAL ARCHITECTURES, OPTICAL DISTRIBUTION MATRICES, AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING OPTICAL STRUCTURES
Abstract:
Methods and apparatus for optical architectures are disclosed. An optical architecture includes first and second riser cards and first and second components carried by the first and second riser cards respectively. The optical architecture also includes a first matrix to fan-out a multi-bit optical input signal into first and second outbound signals, and first and second fiber optic cables to carry the first and second outbound signals to the first and second riser cards, respectively.