Patent Number: 7,101,091

Title: Apparatus for coupling a fiber optic cable to an optoelectronic device, a system including the apparatus, and a method of forming the same

Abstract: A device for forming an optical connection between an optoelectronic device and an optical fiber and for forming an electrical connection between the optoelectronic device and a substrate, a system including the device and materials, and methods of forming the device and system are disclosed. The device for forming an optical connection includes a--light transmission medium and electrical connectors, which are at least partially encapsulated. In addition, the device includes guide grooves configured to receive guide pins from a fiber ribbon connector, such that when the fiber ribbon connector is attached to the device, fibers of the ribbon align with the optoelectronic device via the light transmission medium.

Inventors: Golwalkar; Suresh (Phoenix, AZ), Davis; Noah (Los Angeles, CA), Burns; John (Harbor City, CA), Raj; Kannan (Chandler, AZ), McClay; Phil (Fountain Hills, AZ), Chou; Wuchun (Chandler, AZ), McFarland; Jonathan (Phoenix, AZ)

Assignee: Zarlink Semiconductor, Inc.

International Classification: G02B 6/36 (20060101); B29D 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018