Patent Number: 7,102,835

Title: Optical member with handling portion and method for manufacturing optical member and method for mounting optical member and optical module

Abstract: A lens element 1 is formed by making use of an optical substrate, and includes a lens portion 2, an edge portion 6 in the form of a circular arc provided along the circumference of the lens portion 2, and a handling portion 4 which is integrated with the lens portion 2 and the edge portion 6 as well and extends with a width wider than that of the lens portion 2. The handling portion 4 can be caught and held by chucking vacuum suction and so forth. The lens element 1 can be handled by catching the handling portion 4 without directly touching the lens element 1, and thus the lens element 1 is neither damaged nor contaminated, and stably handled with ease.

Inventors: Uekawa; Masahiro (Kanagawa, JP), Kotani; Kyoko (Tokyo, JP), Sasaki; Hironori (Yamanashi, JP), Takamori; Takeshi (Tokyo, JP), Maeno; Yoshinori (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G02B 7/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018