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RibCon: micromolded easy-assembly multifiber connector for single- and multimode applications
Author(s): Ulrike Wallrabe; H. Dittrich; G. Friedsam; Thomas Hanemann; Juergen Mohr; K. Mueller; Volker Piotter; Patrick Ruther; Thomas Schaller; W. Zissler
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Paper Abstract

The fabrication and the design of a new fiber connector for up to 16 single- or multimode fibers is presented. The connector features the following essential advantages: low cost fabrication by micro injection molding, easy assembly due to elastic alignment structures made possible using LIGA technology and bonding by UV-curing adhesive, and a hermaphroditic connector design in order to avoid damage of the precision part of the ferrule. The mean insertion loss is 0.35 dB with multimode fibers and as it turned out from first experiments 1.16 dB with singlemode fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 April 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4408, Design, Test, Integration, and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS 2001, (5 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.425381
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Ulrike Wallrabe, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
H. Dittrich, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
G. Friedsam, Spinner GmbH (Germany)
Thomas Hanemann, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Juergen Mohr, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
K. Mueller, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Volker Piotter, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Patrick Ruther, Univ. of Freiburg (Germany)
Thomas Schaller, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
W. Zissler, Spinner GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4408:
Design, Test, Integration, and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS 2001
Bernard Courtois; Jean Michel Karam; Steven Peter Levitan; Karen W. Markus; Andrew A. O. Tay; James A. Walker, Editor(s)

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