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Optimization of solder reflow processing and part design in thermoplastic optical interconnect components
Author(s): Peter M. Johnson; Takamune Sugawara; Norihiko Ohno; Gabrie Hoogland
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Paper Abstract

Thermoplastic polyetherimides (ULTEM™ and EXTEM™ resins) have been used to produce complex optical lenses and ferrules that are integrated in optical interconnect sub-assemblies. Current thermoplastic optics must be added separately to prevent dimensional changes from the 260°C peak temperature of a solder reflow process. This paper covers injection molding parameters and solder reflow conditions that influence optical properties and dimensional stability of solder-reflowable test components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2020
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 11283, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXIV, 112831U (25 February 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2543215
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Peter M. Johnson, SABIC (United States)
Takamune Sugawara, SABIC Japan LLC (Japan)
Norihiko Ohno, SABIC Japan LLC (Japan)
Gabrie Hoogland, SABIC (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11283:
Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXIV
Sonia M. García-Blanco; Pavel Cheben, Editor(s)

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