7 June 2000 Fabrication of microgrooves with excimer laser ablation techniques for plastic optical fiber array alignment purposes
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Proceedings Volume 3933, Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing V; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.387568
Event: Symposium on High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
Laser ablation is extremely well suited for rapid prototyping and proves to be a versatile technique delivering high accuracy dimensioning and repeatability of features in a wide diversity of materials. In this paper, we present laser ablation as a fabrication method for micro machining in of arrays consisting of precisely dimensioned U-grooves in dedicated polycarbonate and polymethylmetacrylate plates. The dependency of the performance on various parameters is discussed. The fabricated plates are used to hold optical fibers by means of a UV-curable adhesive. Stacking and gluing of the plates allows the assembly of a 2D connector of plastic optical fibers for short distance optical interconnects.
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Kris Naessens, Kris Naessens, An Van Hove, An Van Hove, Thierry Coosemans, Thierry Coosemans, Steven Verstuyft, Steven Verstuyft, Heidi Ottevaere, Heidi Ottevaere, Luc Vanwassenhove, Luc Vanwassenhove, Peter Van Daele, Peter Van Daele, Roel G. Baets, Roel G. Baets, } "Fabrication of microgrooves with excimer laser ablation techniques for plastic optical fiber array alignment purposes", Proc. SPIE 3933, Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing V, (7 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.387568; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.387568
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