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1. (WO2018165002) RECEPTACLE BODIES FOR OPTICAL CHIPS AND OPTICAL CONNECTIONS INCORPORATING THE SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/165002    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/020874
Publication Date: Fri Sep 14 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Mar 06 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: G02B 6/42
G02B 6/30
G02B 6/38
Applicants: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
Inventors: FIEBIG, Christian
HEMPSTEAD, Martin
NEUKIRCH, Ulrich Wilhelm Heinz
TROTT, Gary Richard
Title: RECEPTACLE BODIES FOR OPTICAL CHIPS AND OPTICAL CONNECTIONS INCORPORATING THE SAME
Abstract:
Optical connections and optical receptacle bodies are disclosed. In one embodiment, an optical connection includes an optical chip, a receptacle body and first and second alignment pins. The optical chip includes a surface, an edge extending from the surface, and at least one optical waveguide within the optical chip and terminating at the edge. The receptacle body includes a first surface, a second surface, a first groove at the second surface, a second groove at the second surface, and a through-hole extending from the first surface to the second surface, wherein the through-hole is disposed between the first groove and the second groove. The first alignment pin is disposed on the surface of the optical chip and within the first groove of the receptacle body. The second alignment pin is disposed on the surface of the optical chip and within the second groove of the receptacle body.