Chiral Photonics shows Pitch Reducing Optical Fiber Array (PROFA) at ECOC Amsterdam 2012 stand #491

PROFA is a multichannel, two-dimensional dense fiber array best suited for vertical interfacing to, for example, VCSELs, receivers or vertically coupled gratings.
Sept. 11, 2012 - PRLog -- The PROFA product line is an evolution of Chiral Photonics’ successful Spot Size Converting Interconnects (SSCIs) that interface standard optical fibers with photonic integrated circuits (PICs).  PROFA is a multichannel, two-dimensional dense fiber array best suited for vertical interfacing to, for example, VCSELs, receivers or vertically coupled gratings.  A monolithic glass structure incorporating an adiabatic taper and integrated pigtails brings multiple optical channels close together for efficient, space-saving coupling.  The technology reduces channel pitch while tailoring numerical aperture (NA) of individual channels to meet customers’ needs.

At ECOC in Amsterdam, at Go!Foton's stand #491, Chiral Photonics will show a 61 channel device with singlemode waveguides and channel-spacing of less than 10 um.

Traditional solutions for coupling photonic ICs utilize GRIN lens technology, lensed fibers with V-grooves or other solutions which rely on air gaps and more complex production alignment techniques.  These techniques are suitable for moderate channel densities but pose substantial thermal expansion/excursion and related reliability challenges. An additional limitation of a conventional, lens-based coupling technique is its inability to control channel spacing and NA independently.

Chiral Photonics will display the PROFA at the exhibition  inside Go!Foton’s stand # 491.

About Chiral Photonics, founded in 1999, produces building block, fiber-based components that enable faster, smaller, more discerning and more environmentally immune devices and equipment. The company, in addition to more than 30 patents issued and pending, has won numerous grants including awards from the National Science Foundation which commended chiral technology as possibly, “one of the most significant recent advances in the field of polarization and wavelength control.”  

About Go!Foton, formerly known as NSG America, was created through a management buyout of NSG Group’s telecommunication device business in July 2009. The company provides a variety of telecom solutions for long haul, metro, and broadband access applications, as well as supplying optical materials and components to the imaging, medical, and instrumentation markets. A global company, Go!Foton has sales offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, in addition to development and manufacturing facilities in Japan, Philippines and U.S.A.

Customers are seeking the best components for their application, whether they be microphotonic, where GoFoton is an early pioneer, or in-fiber, where Chiral Photonics is innovating.  These same customers are also seeking integrated services for a myriad of needs ranging from subassemblies to packaging to full OEM manufacturing.

GoFoton and Chiral Photonics are working together to draw on the strengths of both companies to offer the more integrated solutions that the market seeks.
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