Adhesive technology for photonics
M.A. Uddin and H.P. Chan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Optical fiber communication systems involve generation, guiding and control of light. In such systems, optical devices can be made using different materials, and they are generally bonded with optical fibers using various types of adhesive. Among the myriad types of adhesive, polymeric optical adhesives offer a great potential for low cost and mass production in both device fabrication and component packaging. The performance of photonic components depends mainly on manufacturing process limitations and selection of compatible adhesive materials for the process. This chapter provides an overview of both fiber packaging and ...