Optimization of ball lens assembly design for GI POF optical micro-collimator

A. Mitsui, H. Suzuki, T. Torikai, H. Takizuka, Tetsuya Toma, Yasuhiro Koike

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Abstract

A micro optical collimator using the world's fastest GI POF and ball-point pen manufacturing technology was developed for future consumer electronics applications which require high speed and ease of use optical communication. However, because of the metal sleeve of the ball-point pen component, inside of the sleeve was invisible and hard to know the accuracy of precise assembly without destructive quality check. We evaluated relationship between the degree of output beam spread and the distance of lens and fiber using the sleeveless measurement apparatus and understood that beam spread angle could tell the accuracy of precision assembly. The assembling techniques and conditions of the optical micro-collimator adopting ball-point pen technology were optimized and confirmed as highly precision assembling of ±0.01 mm accuracy of the distance between ball lens and GI POF.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPOF 2014 - 23rd International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, Proceedings
PublisherInternational Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers
Pages39-42
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event23rd International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, POF 2014 - Hiyoshi, Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2014 Oct 82014 Oct 10

Other

Other23rd International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, POF 2014
CountryJapan
CityHiyoshi, Yokohama
Period14/10/814/10/10

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Optical collimators
Lenses
Consumer electronics
Optical communication
Metals
Fibers

Keywords

  • Ball-point pen
  • GI POF
  • Optical collimator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Mitsui, A., Suzuki, H., Torikai, T., Takizuka, H., Toma, T., & Koike, Y. (2014). Optimization of ball lens assembly design for GI POF optical micro-collimator. In POF 2014 - 23rd International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, Proceedings (pp. 39-42). International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers.

Optimization of ball lens assembly design for GI POF optical micro-collimator. / Mitsui, A.; Suzuki, H.; Torikai, T.; Takizuka, H.; Toma, Tetsuya; Koike, Yasuhiro.

POF 2014 - 23rd International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, Proceedings. International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, 2014. p. 39-42.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mitsui, A, Suzuki, H, Torikai, T, Takizuka, H, Toma, T & Koike, Y 2014, Optimization of ball lens assembly design for GI POF optical micro-collimator. in POF 2014 - 23rd International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, Proceedings. International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, pp. 39-42, 23rd International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, POF 2014, Hiyoshi, Yokohama, Japan, 14/10/8.
Mitsui A, Suzuki H, Torikai T, Takizuka H, Toma T, Koike Y. Optimization of ball lens assembly design for GI POF optical micro-collimator. In POF 2014 - 23rd International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, Proceedings. International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers. 2014. p. 39-42
Mitsui, A. ; Suzuki, H. ; Torikai, T. ; Takizuka, H. ; Toma, Tetsuya ; Koike, Yasuhiro. / Optimization of ball lens assembly design for GI POF optical micro-collimator. POF 2014 - 23rd International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, Proceedings. International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, 2014. pp. 39-42
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