Patent Number: 7,785,930

Title: Securing a transistor outline can within an optical component

Abstract: The present invention relates to affixing components of optical packages. The optical packages can include an optical component, such as a TO-Can. The TO-Can can house an optical transmitter and/or an optical receiver. Another optical component of the optical package can be a barrel for aligning the TO-Can with an optical fiber. The TO-Can can be affixed within an open end of the optical barrel using a bonding substance, such as an epoxy, that has wicking properties. The wicking properties cause the bonding substance to enter a gap between the optical barrel and the TO-Can by capillary action. Use of the bonding substance with wicking properties creates a more robust optical package in a cost effective manner.

Inventors: Johnson; Christopher William (Sachse, TX)

Assignee: Finisar Corporation

International Classification: H01L 21/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018