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MT-compatible interface between peripheral fiber ribbons and printed circuit board-integrated optical waveguides
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Paper Abstract

We present a peripheral fiber connector to seamlessly interface optical fiber ribbons with polymer optical waveguides integrated on a Printed Circuit Board (PCB). Laser ablation was used to fabricate the optical board, featuring alignment features which enable an accurate positioning of an alignment plate carrying MT-compatible guide pins. These allow for a high-precision in-line mating of commercial MT ferrules with the board-integrated waveguides. The alignment plate is fabricated through deep proton writing (DPW) and is mounted on the PCB by means of steel micro-balls, and is compatible with mass replication technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7221, Photonics Packaging, Integration, and Interconnects IX, 72210C (12 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.805405
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J. Van Erps, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
N. Hendrickx, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
M. Vervaeke, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
C. Debaes, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
P. Yan, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
G. Van Steenberge, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
P. Van Daele, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
H. Thienpont, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7221:
Photonics Packaging, Integration, and Interconnects IX
Alexei L. Glebov; Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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