Connect to the photonic world
29th June 2022
A challenge in photonic integration, optical computing and data communications is to advance the alignment and packaging of photonic components. Specialized hardware- and software-based 3D printing solutions in turn enable efficient microoptical coupling. With the recently introduced Quantum X align, Nanoscribe offers a novel industrial solution for photonic packaging by precisely aligned 3D printing on optical fibers and photonic chips. The spatial orientation of the fiber cores or photonic chips is automatically detected, and freeform microoptical components or diffractive optical elements (DOEs) are printed directly in place, facilitating optimized optical coupling on photonic platforms.