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Design and evaluation of automatic joining-assembly system of optical collimators with high efficiency
Author(s): Doo-Sun Choi; Tae-Jin Je; K.H. Hwang; J.H. Moon
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Paper Abstract

Up to now, collimators have been generally produced by handwork and only a few companies have fabricated by semi-automatic system. Under this situation, automatic system for assembly of optical collimators has risen as the most essential technology in the development of optical communication components. In this study, it was projected to develop optical collimator with high-efficiency, and we manufactured it with a GRIN rod lens using automatic system. And then we carried out a performance test through a comparison of collimators made by automatic system and handwork system with angle alignment, beam size. Also we compared a common product with an auto-manufactured sample. As a result, it brought reduction of the tact time, improvement of efficiency and productivity of optical collimators. Therefore, it was found that automatic system was indispensable for commercialization of optical collimators with high-capacity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5116, Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS, (24 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.499111
Show Author Affiliations
Doo-Sun Choi, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (South Korea)
Tae-Jin Je, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (South Korea)
K.H. Hwang, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (South Korea)
J.H. Moon, Biz4M (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5116:
Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS
Jung-Chih Chiao; Vijay K. Varadan; Carles Cané, Editor(s)

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