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12 February 2009 MT-compatible interface between peripheral fiber ribbons and printed circuit board-integrated optical waveguides
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We present a peripheral fiber connector to seamlessly interface optical fiber ribbons with polymer optical waveguides integrated on a Printed Circuit Board (PCB). Laser ablation was used to fabricate the optical board, featuring alignment features which enable an accurate positioning of an alignment plate carrying MT-compatible guide pins. These allow for a high-precision in-line mating of commercial MT ferrules with the board-integrated waveguides. The alignment plate is fabricated through deep proton writing (DPW) and is mounted on the PCB by means of steel micro-balls, and is compatible with mass replication technologies.
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J. Van Erps, N. Hendrickx, M. Vervaeke, C. Debaes, P. Yan, G. Van Steenberge, P. Van Daele, and H. Thienpont "MT-compatible interface between peripheral fiber ribbons and printed circuit board-integrated optical waveguides", Proc. SPIE 7221, Photonics Packaging, Integration, and Interconnects IX, 72210C (12 February 2009); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.805405
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