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Assembly of optical fibers for the connection of polymer-based waveguides
Author(s): Yannick Ansel; Daniel Grau; Markus Holzki; Silvio Kraus; Frank Neumann; Carsten Reinhard; Felix Schmitz
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the realization of polymer-based optical structures and the assembly and packaging strategy to connect optical fiber ribbons to the waveguides. For that a low cost fabrication process using the SU-8TM thick photo-resist is presented. This process consists in the deposition of two photo-structurized resist layers filled up with epoxy glue realising the core waveguide. For the assembly, a new modular vacuum gripper was realised and installed on an automatic pick and place assembly robot to mount precisely and efficiently the optical fibers in the optical structures. First results have shown acceptable optical propagation loss for the complete test structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4947, Laser Diodes, Optoelectronic Devices, and Heterogenous Integration, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.468619
Show Author Affiliations
Yannick Ansel, Institut fuer Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (Germany)
Daniel Grau, Institut fuer Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (Germany)
Markus Holzki, Institut fuer Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (Germany)
Silvio Kraus, Institut fuer Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (Germany)
Frank Neumann, Institut fuer Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (Germany)
Carsten Reinhard, Institut fuer Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (Germany)
Felix Schmitz, Institut fuer Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4947:
Laser Diodes, Optoelectronic Devices, and Heterogenous Integration

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