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Miniature MT optical assembly (MMTOA)

United States Patent

April 1, 2008
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An optical assembly (10) includes a rigid mount (12) with a recess (26) proximate a first side thereof, a substrate (14), and an optical die (16) flip-chip bonded to the substrate (14). The substrate (14) is secured to the first side of the mount and includes a plurality of die bonding elements (40), a plurality of optical apertures (32), and a plurality of external bonding elements (42). A plurality of traces (44) interconnect the die bonding elements (40) and the external bonding elements (42). The optical die (16) includes a plurality of optical elements, each element including an optical signal interface (48), the die being bonded to the plurality of die bonding elements (40) such that the optical signal interface (48) of each element is in registry with an optical aperture (32) of the substrate (14) and the die (16) is at least partially enclosed by the recess (26).
Laughlin; Daric (Overland Park, KS), Abel; Phillip (Overland Park, KS)
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MI)
11/ 690,495
March 23, 2007
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The present invention was developed with support from the U.S. government under a contract with the United States Department of Energy, Contract No. DE-ACO4-01AL66850. Accordingly, the U.S. government has certain rights in the present invention.