M. -K Hamjah
J. Zeitler
Y. Eiche
L. Lorenz
C. Backhaus
G. -A Hoffmann
Al. Wienke
S. Kaierle
L. Overmeyer
N. Lindlein
K. Bock
J. Franke

Manufacturing of Polymer Optical Waveguides for 3D-Opto-MID: Review of the OPTAVER Process

14th International Congress Molded Interconnect Devices (MID)
Type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz (non-reviewed)
In order to meet the increasing demand for data transmission over short distances of up to 100 m, the Optical Assembly and Connection Technology for Component-Integrated Bus Systems (OPTAVER) research group, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), developed a process for the additive manufacturing of three-dimensional optical waveguides. The research group focuses on design and modeling, simulation, and manufacturing polymer optical waveguides to produce 3D-Opto-Mechatronic-Integrated Devices (3D-Opto-MID). Inside 3D-Opto-MID, an optical coupler is presented based on an asymmetrical coupling principle. This paper reviews the entire process chain and the corresponding research results of the OPTAVER process.