Patent Number: 8,821,040

Title: Interposer

Abstract: An interposer, comprising: (a) a planar substrate having top and bottom surfaces, the bottom surface defining at least one ferrule alignment structure, and fiber bores, each bore hole being in a certain position relative to the ferrule alignment structure and adapted to receive a fiber; (b) at least one ferrule having an end face and comprising one or more fibers protruding from the end face, and at least one alignment feature cooperating with the ferrule alignment structure to position the ferrule precisely on the bottom surface such that the fibers are disposed in the fiber bores and protrude past the top surface; and (c) at least one optical component having one or more optical interfaces and being mounted on the top surface such that each of the optical interfaces is aligned with one of the fiber bores and is optically coupled with a fiber protruding from the fiber bores.

Inventors: Bowen; Terry Patrick (Dillsburg, PA)

Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation

International Classification: G02B 6/36 (20060101); G02B 6/43 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018