AN INEXPENSIVE PASSIVE METHOD OF ALIGNING FIBERS TO LASER OR PHOTODETECTOR ARRAYS
Original Publication Date: 1996-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-07
Inexpensive passive alignment of photonic devices gave simple packaging and good thermal heat sink- to optical fibers will significantly reduce the cost of ing, but would not allow for multiple laser or optical interconnect modules. Historically, single photodetector arrays to be packaged and simply lasers or photodetectors have been packaged onto aligned to fiber ribbons.