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Optical Engineering

Microforce sensing for coarse alignment in active fiber pigtailing
Author(s): Zhe Lu; Peter C. Y. Chen; Hong Luo; Wei Lin
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Paper Abstract

A novel approach based on microforce sensing for coarse alignment in active fiber pigtailing is proposed. It is shown that the microforce due to contact between a specially designed force sensor and a geometrical feature on the input surface of an optical device provides useful clues in guiding the fiber to rapidly locate the actual optical path of the optical device. The effectiveness of this approach was demonstrated on a photonic alignment system. These results suggest that microforce sensing can be an effective technique in augmenting conventional approaches for fast and accurate fiber pigtailing in photonic assembly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 45(7) 075005 doi: 10.1117/1.2227368
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 45, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Zhe Lu, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Peter C. Y. Chen, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Hong Luo, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (Singapore)
Wei Lin, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (Singapore)


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