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Microjet printing of micro-optical interconnects for telecom devices
Author(s): Weldon Royall Cox; Ting Chen; Donald J. Hayes; Michael E. Grove
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Paper Abstract

The microjet printing method is being used to fabricate microlenses for free-space optical interconnects in telecommunication devices. This low-cost, data-driven process, based on `drop-on-demand' inkjet technology, involves the dispensing and placing of precisely sized micro-droplets of 100%-solids, UV-curing optical epoxy pre- polymers at elevated temperatures onto optical substrates and components. The method offers significant cost advantages in the fabrication of components such as precision lens arrays and fiber ribbon collimators for use in certain configurations of DWDM multiplexing- demultiplexing devices and optical switches.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4292, Optoelectronic Interconnects VIII, (30 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.428032
Show Author Affiliations
Weldon Royall Cox, MicroFab Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Ting Chen, MicroFab Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Donald J. Hayes, MicroFab Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Michael E. Grove, MicroFab Technologies, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4292:
Optoelectronic Interconnects VIII
Suning Tang; Yao Li, Editor(s)

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