Project: New assembly method for welding of fibers to Photonic Integrated Circuits

Acronym PICWeld (Reference Number: 11324)
Duration 01/10/2017
Project Topic In this project an assembly method is developed to attach a glass fiber to a photonic Integrated circuit (PIC) on fused silica glass. The assembly method uses a laser welding process and strain relief method that can attach a polarization maintaining fiber that transports visible light to a PIC with waveguides of silicon nitride on a fused silica glass substrate. Furthermore the method is developed to work in an industrial assembly machine capable of scaling to larger volumes.
Network Eurostars 2
Call Eurostars Cut-Off 7

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 LioniX International Coordinator Netherlands
2 Ficontec Partner Germany
3 Fraunhofer IZM Partner Germany