30 May 2001 Microjet printing of micro-optical interconnects for telecom devices
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Proceedings Volume 4292, Optoelectronic Interconnects VIII; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.428032
Event: Symposium on Integrated Optics, 2001, San Jose, CA, United States
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.
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Weldon Royall Cox, Ting Chen, Donald J. Hayes, Michael E. Grove, "Microjet printing of micro-optical interconnects for telecom devices", Proc. SPIE 4292, Optoelectronic Interconnects VIII, (30 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.428032; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.428032
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