Henning Schröder

Head, Department for Optical Interconnection Technology at Fraunhofer IZM

Henning Schröder is head of the department for optical interconnection technology at Fraunhofer IZM (Berlin, Germany).

FIGURE 1. Integrated photonics enables higher bandwidth for data transmission on a PCB. Examples here include data transmission through printed electrical connections (a); short electrical connections between chip and EO transceiver connected with flyover cable (b); multichip-module (MCM) and transceiver on interposer, connected with flyover cable (c); optical signal transmission in the EOCB by optical waveguides (d); and transceiver integrated in the chip sends data into the EOCB-integrated optical waveguides (e).

Advances in Optical Communications: Making optical printed circuit boards on an industrial scale

Oct. 1, 2019
Using an ion-exchange process, optical waveguides can be created in cost-effective display glass to support data transport and further photonic system integration.