Patent Number: 8,876,415

Title: Optical communication module

Abstract: An optical communication module includes an optical element array, a supporting member on which the optical element array is placed, an optical member for optically coupling the optical element array and a plurality of optical fibers together, a plurality of grooves provided in the supporting member or the optical member, and a plurality of protrusions provided on the optical member or the supporting member in correspondence with the grooves respectively. The grooves and the protrusions are mated together. The grooves are provided as being widened toward their openings. The grooves and the protrusions are each provided so that a location in a width direction at which no relative locational misalignment occurs therebetween lies on a line through the center of the optical element array. The grooves and the protrusions are each provided on at least two or more different lines through the center of the optical element array.

Inventors: Yonezawa; Hidenori (Hitachi, JP), Sunaga; Yoshinori (Hitachinaka, JP), Ishigami; Yoshiaki (Hitachi, JP), Yamazaki; Kinya (Hitachi, JP)

Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.

International Classification: G02B 6/36 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00