5 April 2001 RibCon: micromolded easy-assembly multifiber connector for single- and multimode applications
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Proceedings Volume 4408, Design, Test, Integration, and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS 2001; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.425381
Event: Design, Test, Integration, and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS 2001, 2001, Cannes-Mandelieu, France
Abstract
The fabrication and the design of a new fiber connector for up to 16 single- or multimode fibers is presented. The connector features the following essential advantages: low cost fabrication by micro injection molding, easy assembly due to elastic alignment structures made possible using LIGA technology and bonding by UV-curing adhesive, and a hermaphroditic connector design in order to avoid damage of the precision part of the ferrule. The mean insertion loss is 0.35 dB with multimode fibers and as it turned out from first experiments 1.16 dB with singlemode fibers.
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Ulrike Wallrabe, H. Dittrich, G. Friedsam, Thomas Hanemann, Juergen Mohr, K. Mueller, Volker Piotter, Patrick Ruther, Thomas Schaller, W. Zissler, "RibCon: micromolded easy-assembly multifiber connector for single- and multimode applications", Proc. SPIE 4408, Design, Test, Integration, and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS 2001, (5 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.425381; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.425381
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