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Low cost optical interconnects
Author(s): Edward Palen
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Paper Abstract

Optical interconnects to couple light from single mode fiber to waveguides and photonic elements have remained expensive due to tight alignment tolerances, materials choices, fabrication methods and assembly processing techniques. Methods that have been used to lower the cost of optical interconnects will be reviewed and compared to current and future market application demands. Design approaches, fabrication methodologies, and assembly processing techniques for optical interconnects to meet future lower cost market application demands will be shared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2007
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6478, Photonics Packaging, Integration, and Interconnects VII, 647804 (14 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.699786
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Edward Palen, PalenSolutions Consulting (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6478:
Photonics Packaging, Integration, and Interconnects VII
Allen M. Earman; Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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