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In research for the European Union H2020 Pixapp project, CEA-Leti scientists have developed a sub-micron-precision passive automated microlens alignment process.
If the new process’ potential is confirmed, it will allow photonic chips to be connected to several optical fibers five to ten times faster than today’s processes. Here’s how it works. First, capped copper bumps are placed on the chip. Next, a small gold bead is placed on the microlens.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.