Optical fibre array manufacture using electrostatic actuation

Dominik Weiland, Markus Luetzelschwab, Eitan Abraham, M. P Y Desmulliez, Peter Molter, Florian Giro, Monika Saumer

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Abstract

A novel method to manufacture two-dimensional bundles of single mode optical fibres at sub-micron pitch accuracy is presented. An array of holes, each surrounded by four electrodes has been produced using the UV-LIGA process. Electrostatic fields between the electrodes and a metal coated optical single mode fibre inserted into such a hole, are used to position the fibre. The position of the fibre core can be monitored and moved to its ideal position. Using thermal or UV activation a cement filling the hole around the fibre is cured to fix the fibre in place. ©2010 IEEE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 International Symposium on Advanced Packaging Materials: Microtech, APM '10
Pages92-97
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 International Symposium on Advanced Packaging Materials: Microtech - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Feb 20102 Mar 2010

Conference

Conference2010 International Symposium on Advanced Packaging Materials: Microtech
Abbreviated titleAPM '10
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period28/02/102/03/10

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