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Metallic optical benches with stamped micro-mirrors for photonic assemblies and optical interconnects
Author(s): Yang Chen; King-Fu Hii; R. Ryan Vallance
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Paper Abstract

Metallic optical benches that are useful in photonics packaging and optical interconnects can be manufactured with ultra-high precision stamping processes. They contain microscale features suitable for passive alignment of optical components. A recent innovation is the ability to stamp micro mirrors into metallic optical benches. These mirrors have finishes better than Sa = 5 nm without any secondary processes. Micro mirrors expand the utility of metallic optical benches by enabling light beams to be folded or shaped using aspherical micro mirrors that focus or expand the light beams. This is accomplished without any additional cost of refractive for diffractive lenses, and the mirrors are aligned to other bench features by the stamping process. We present exemplary metallic optical benches with micro mirror arrays for connecting optical fibers to photonic devices such as photonic integrated circuits and discrete photodiodes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2020
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 11286, Optical Interconnects XX, 112861C (28 February 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2550029
Show Author Affiliations
Yang Chen, CudoForm Inc. (United States)
King-Fu Hii, CudoForm Inc. (United States)
R. Ryan Vallance, CudoForm Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11286:
Optical Interconnects XX
Henning Schröder; Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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