We have developed an optical I/O connector embedded using optical collimator lenses fabricated with well-defined and proven ball-point pen technology. The collimator lens consists of a glass-ball lens and a plastic optical fiber (POF) in a ball-point pen type metal sleeve. The POF is point-crimped in the sleeve without any adhesives. This enables a reliable fiber assembly without any damage to the POF, because the sensitive fiber end-facet is protected by the surrounding glass-ball and metal sleeve. The coupling loss is as low as 3dB, including Fresnel losses between engaged plug and receptacle collimator lenses. This optical I/O connection scheme has encouraged us to promote the POF as a cost-effective interconnection medium into the consumer electronics market.
|出版ステータス||Published - 2012 12 1|
|イベント||21st International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, POF 2012 - Atlanta, GA, United States|
継続期間: 2012 9 10 → 2012 9 12
|Other||21st International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, POF 2012|
|Period||12/9/10 → 12/9/12|
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