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1. (WO2013155337) HERMETIC OPTICAL FIBER ALIGNMENT ASSEMBLY HAVING INTEGRATED OPTICAL ELEMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/155337    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/036227
Publication Date: Fri Oct 18 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 12 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: G02B 6/36
G02B 6/42
Applicants: NANOPRECISION PRODUCTS, INC.
Inventors: LI, Shuhe
VALLANCE, Robert, Ryan
BARNOSKI, Michael, K.
Title: HERMETIC OPTICAL FIBER ALIGNMENT ASSEMBLY HAVING INTEGRATED OPTICAL ELEMENT
Abstract:
A hermetic optical fiber alignment assembly includes a ferrule portion (40) having a plurality of grooves (34) receiving the end sections of optical fibers, wherein the grooves define the location and orientation of the end sections with respect to the ferrule portion. The assembly includes an integrated optical element for coupling the input/output of an optical fiber to the opto-electronic devices in the opto-electronic module. The optical element can be in the form of a structured reflective surface. The end of the optical fiber is at a defined distance to and aligned with the structured reflective surface. The structured reflective surfaces and the fiber alignment grooves can be formed by stamping.