Technological Achievements in Optical Fiber Alignment Arrays

Stand D32

20th March 2024

WOP presents a solution for optical fiber alignment arrays (1D, 2D) fabrication. Laser micromachining, together with SLE which WOP uses for fiber arrays production, offers definite advantages in terms of precision, consistency, speed, material versatility, and cost-effectiveness.
Using WOP’s laser method, critical features such as tight tolerances, tight positional accuracies, and hole diameter – within the tolerance of ±0.25 μm – can be achieved. This tight control of metrics ensures well-controlled alignment that might reduce insertion loss and provide good repeatability.
Moreover, this method enables forming the hole entrance as a funnel, step profile, or with conical taper for easy fiber insertion.

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