NEWS 25 June 2021

Precision for photonics

The adoption of photonic chips is currently held back by the considerable cost involved in their production. In particular, optical fibre alignment and fixation have been a bottleneck in terms...

Julie van Stiphout - Sassen

The adoption of photonic chips is currently held back by the considerable cost involved in their production. In particular, optical fibre alignment and fixation have been a bottleneck in terms of product performance, cost and production volume. A new optical fibre array has been developed to couple multiple fibres to a photonic device with sub-micrometer accuracy. To assemble this fibre array in an automated manner, a fibre-array assembly machine has been designed and realised, as described in this Mikroniek article. This machine is able to assemble a 16-fibre array within four minutes with a 100 nm alignment accuracy, which is both significantly faster and more accurate than currently employed methods can achieve.


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