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1. (WO2018063230) FREE AIR OPTICAL BACKPLANE INTERCONNECT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/063230    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/054388
Publication Date: Fri Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 30 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H01S 5/026
G02B 6/293
G02B 6/12
Applicants: INTEL CORPORATION
S, Arvind
Inventors: S, Arvind
Title: FREE AIR OPTICAL BACKPLANE INTERCONNECT
Abstract:
A system includes a first free-air optical interconnect of a first electrical component, the first free-air optical interconnect configured to mechanically couple to a second free-air optical interconnect of a second electrical component to communicate optical signals between the first and second electrical components. When coupled, an attach mechanism of the first free-air optical interconnect can retain the second free-air optical interconnect a fixed distance from the communication interface of the first free-air communication interface, including separate electrical connectors configured to communicate power and ground using electrical conductors, the communication interface includes a free-air optical interconnect including at least one of a laser emitter configured to transmit laser energy across an air gap to a separate device, or a photodiode configured to detect laser energy received across the air gap from the separate device.