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3 April 2015 Development and qualification of a mechanical-optical interface for parallel optics links
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Proceedings Volume 9368, Optical Interconnects XV; 936811 (2015) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2077597
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2015, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
As parallel optics applications continue to expand, there remains a need for an effective coupling interface between the board-level active components and the passive components of the network. While mid-board level photonic turn connectors are available, coupling interfaces are generally not available outside of proprietary solutions. Development of a general mechanical-optical coupling interface opens the door for broader parallel optics implementation. An interface for use between the optical transmitter and the photonic turn connector is introduced. The interface is a monolithic injection molded component with an array of collimating lenses to couple efficiently with common VCSEL/PD designs. The component has precise epoxy control features to manage epoxy bond-line thickness and strength. Suitable UV and thermal epoxies have been qualified for effective die bond placement of the component in the VCSEL/PD environment. Environmental and mechanical performance of the component to industry-standard qualification requirements are reviewed, and tensile force testing and durability results validate the mechanical characteristics of the interface.
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S. Chuang, D. Schoellner, A. Ugolini, J. Wakjira, and G. Wolf "Development and qualification of a mechanical-optical interface for parallel optics links", Proc. SPIE 9368, Optical Interconnects XV, 936811 (3 April 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2077597
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