11 March 2003 Assembly of optical fibers for the connection of polymer-based waveguide
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This paper describes the realization of polymer-based optical structures and the assembly and packaging strategy to connect optical fiber ribbons to the waveguides. For that a low cost fabrication process using the SU-8TM thick photo-resist is presented. This process consists in the deposition of two photo-structurized resist layers filled up with epoxy glue realising the core waveguide. For the assembly, a new modular vacuum gripper was realised and installed on an automatic pick and place assembly robot to mount precisely and efficiently the optical fibers in the optical structures. First results have shown acceptable optical propagation loss for the complete test structure.
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Yannick Ansel, Yannick Ansel, Daniel Grau, Daniel Grau, Markus Holzki, Markus Holzki, Silvio Kraus, Silvio Kraus, Frank Neumann, Frank Neumann, Carsten Reinhard, Carsten Reinhard, Felix Schmitz, Felix Schmitz, } "Assembly of optical fibers for the connection of polymer-based waveguide", Proc. SPIE 4947, Laser Diodes, Optoelectronic Devices, and Heterogenous Integration, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.468619; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.468619
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