Optical Edge Connector Design for Orthogonally Oriented Printed Circuit Boards

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James N. Kruchowski
Vladimir Sokolov Ph.D.
Mark A. Nelson
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Bruce R. Kline
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This optical edge connector is designed to meet future board-to-board optical interconnect requirements of orthogonally connected optical printed circuit boards that contain embedded optical communication channels, typically utilized for High Performance Compute Systems. The orthogonal implementation of this design is not found in any commercially available optical connectors. The design concept accommodates multiple high speed board to board optical communication channels within a very compact form factor.