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Combination of guided wave and free-space micro-optics for a new optical backplane concept
Author(s): I. Frese; Stefan Kufner; Maria Kufner; G. Hochmuth; Hans-Dieter Bauer; Wolfgang Ehrfeld
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Paper Abstract

High data rates, immunity against electro-magnetical interference and the ability for low-cost mass production are the basic reasons for the replacement of electrical wire networks by their optical equivalents. The highly integrated micro-optical backplane concepts discussed in this paper are based on a combination of guided wave and free space micro- optical elements and are compatible to multi-fiber MT connectors. The required positioning accuracy of the micro- optical elements is guaranteed by the LIGA technique. Monolithic integration in one substrate allows to reduce the degree of freedom for critical alignment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4430, ROMOPTO 2000: Sixth Conference on Optics, (29 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432915
Show Author Affiliations
I. Frese, Institute of Microtechnology Mainz GmbH (Germany)
Stefan Kufner, Institute of Microtechnology Mainz GmbH (Germany)
Maria Kufner, Institute of Microtechnology Mainz GmbH (Germany)
G. Hochmuth, Institute of Microtechnology Mainz GmbH (Germany)
Hans-Dieter Bauer, Institute of Microtechnology Mainz GmbH (Germany)
Wolfgang Ehrfeld, Institute of Microtechnology Mainz GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4430:
ROMOPTO 2000: Sixth Conference on Optics

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