Additive waveguide manufacturing for optical bus couplers by aerosol jet printing using conditioned flexible substrates

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Publication Details

Author(s): Lorenz L, Nieweglowski K, Wolter KJ, Bock K, Hoffmann GA, Overmeyer L, Reitberger T, Franke J
Editor(s): IEEE
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publication year: 2018
Pages range: 1-5
ISBN: 9780956808646
Language: English


Abstract

In this work we present the additive manufacturing of optical multimode waveguides on flexible foil by aerosol jet printing. In order to obtain higher aspect ratios for the waveguides, the foils are conditioned by a flexographic printing step in advance. This technique is used to manufacture asymmetric bus couplers, which allow for coupling without waveguide interruption. They follow the working principle of directional core-core-couplers but have different coupling ratios depending on the coupling direction, due to a bending of one of the coupling partners. The latest results on the printing process are shown, especially the laser structuring of the flexographic printing form to optimize the condition lines. Also the attenuation of the printed waveguides is measured as well as the coupling results of the asymmetric bus coupler. Especially the coupling powers and the strength of the asymmetric effect are shown


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Franke, Jörg Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Fertigungsautomatisierung und Produktionssystematik
Reitberger, Thomas
Lehrstuhl für Fertigungsautomatisierung und Produktionssystematik


External institutions with authors

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Technische Universität Dresden


How to cite

APA:
Lorenz, L., Nieweglowski, K., Wolter, K.-J., Bock, K., Hoffmann, G.-A., Overmeyer, L.,... Franke, J. (2018). Additive waveguide manufacturing for optical bus couplers by aerosol jet printing using conditioned flexible substrates. In IEEE (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference and Exhibition, EMPC 2017 (pp. 1-5). Warschau: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..

MLA:
Lorenz, Lukas, et al. "Additive waveguide manufacturing for optical bus couplers by aerosol jet printing using conditioned flexible substrates." Proceedings of the 21st European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference and Exhibition, EMPC 2017, Warschau Ed. IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. 1-5.

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