August 2021 FAQ: Silicon Photonics Fiber Connect
Take a look at some of our most frequently asked questions:
Q: Who makes the System that you use?
A: HexNano Alignment System from Physik Instrumente L.P. (PI)
Q: What are some of the Key attributes of the system?
A: There are many but some of the key ones are as follows:
- Integrated scan routines for fiber optic alignment
- Ideal for applications in silicon photonics
- Extensive software package
- Direct detection of the optical signal
- Position sensors for high accuracy and operational reliability
- Automatic alignment of several fibers in <0.2s
Q: Is the package a consideration for the PI system
A: Yes – as is the type of fiber being connected.
Q: What are some of the other key considerations?
A: Fixturing and preparation are key along with the following:
- Contact or Air Gap
- Air Gap encapsulation?
- Refractive index of Epoxy
- Requires multiple fiber? Need tolerance of Fiber Array
- Need maximum temperature