Patent Number: 7,043,119

Title: Fiber collimator array

Abstract: An optical fiber collimator array includes an optical fiber array block and a microlens array substrate. The optical fiber array block includes an angled surface and is configured to receive and retain a plurality of individual optical fibers, which carry optical signals. The microlens array substrate includes a plurality of microlenses integrated along a microlens surface and a sloped surface opposite the microlens surface. The microlens surface is coupled to the angled surface such that the optical signals from the individual optical fibers are each collimated by a different one of the integrated microlenses.

Inventors: Takeuchi; Yoshiaki (Shizuoka, JP)

Assignee: Osaki Electric Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G02B 6/32 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018