An optical devices manufacturer seeks rapid assembly technology to develop more efficient manufacturing capabilities for its optical component businesses.
Currently, assembly of optical devices is time consuming. Active alignment technology is used to adjust the optical axis, alignment is performed while monitoring the light intensity, and components are bonded and fixed using UV adhesive.
In the future, the number of channels is increasing due to the speedup of optical devices, and they are looking for improved process technology to reduce assembly time.
- Be able to develop a method for quickly identifying light intensity peak in an active alignment process.
- Parts to be aligned include Photonic ICs, Laser diodes, Lenses, Fibers, etc.
- Use a fast active alignment method to achieve both cost reduction and throughput improvement over the current active alignment methods used.
- Improved adhesion speed of parts after alignment. Adhesives should preferentially be UV cured or thermoset.
- Adhesive should have minimal shrinkage after curing.
Possible Solution Areas
High-speed assembly technology for:
- Optical communication devices
- Semiconductor post-process
- Adhesive or material makers
- Alignment equipment
Desired Outcome of the Solution
Looking for partners to make the technology.
Field of Use and Intended Applications
rapid assembly of optical communication devices
Previously Attempted Solutions
Commonly used conventional technologies such as active alignment method by using monitoring the light intensity.