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Stability effects on optical component assembly and measurement using an automation system
Author(s): Qin Xu; Galen David Powers; Yoram Fisher
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Paper Abstract

Alignment stability, maintaining a minimum loss state in optical power during product fabrication, is one factor in evaluating processes and equipment for assembly and testing of fiber-optic/optical components. Cost reduction through yield improvement will require some level of alignment automation. To illustrate the changes in optical power over time and dimensional change, a 6-axis commercially available alignment robot has been characterized by aligning a single mode fiber to a single mode fiber and to a planar lightguide circuit. Optical and mechanical performance (resolution, repeatability, and stability) is presented and correlated. External factors affecting the automation system's optical performance are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4833, Applications of Photonic Technology 5, (17 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.474832
Show Author Affiliations
Qin Xu
Galen David Powers, EXFO (United States)
Yoram Fisher, EXFO (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4833:
Applications of Photonic Technology 5
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos; Gregory W. Schinn, Editor(s)

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