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Knowledge-based design of optoelectronic packaging and assembly automation
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present an automation technique that yields high performance, low cost optoelectronic alignment and packaging through the use of intelligent control theory and system-level modeling. Our control loop design is based on model predictive control, previously popularized in process and other control industries. Our approach is to build an a priori knowledge model, specific to the assembled package’s optical power propagation characteristics, and use this to set the initial "feed-forward" conditions of the automation system. In addition to this feed-forward model, our controller is designed with feedback components, along with the inclusion of a built in optical power sensor. The optical modeling is performed with the rigorous scalar Rayleigh-Sommerfeld formulation, efficiently solved using an angular spectrum technique. One of the benefits of using our knowledge based control technique is that the efficiency of the automation process can be increased, as the number of alignment steps can be greatly reduced. An additional benefit of our technique is that it can reduce the possibility that attachment between optical components will occur at local power maximums, instead of the global maximum of the power distribution. Therefore, our technique improves system performance, while reducing the overall cost of the automation process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5264, Optomechatronic Systems IV, (30 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.519164
Show Author Affiliations
Timothy P Kurzweg, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Allon Guez, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Shubham K. Bhat, Drexel Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5264:
Optomechatronic Systems IV
George K. Knopf, Editor(s)

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