Micro-optics and microlenses have become widely a standard and off-the-shelf components are available for applications based on PICs, optical fibers, APDs, laser diodes and VCSELs. In order to keep optical losses at bay, packaging and assembly of micro-optics with sources and detectors require extremely high precision. Presented are advanced mechanical and micro-optical features that are integrated with microlenses and which facilitate the assembly, shorten the BOM and allow for more compact and smaller form factors. Along with the assembly features, we provide in-house design capabilities to help clients with their challenging designs.
Wilfried Noell PhD, (Director R&D, SUSS MicroOptics SA) is responsible for R&D projects, advanced technology, optical designs and special client requests with his dedicated team of scientists and engineers. Before joining SUSS MicroOptics, he was an R&D scientist and process engineer in the industrial X-ray business unit of the COMET AG, Switzerland. From 1994 through 2012, he worked on InP PICs, Silicon Photonics (SiPH), Optical MEMS (MOEMS) and MEMS actuators at TU Darmstadt, IMM Mainz, IMT/Uni Neuchâtel and EPFL, Switzerland, respectively. Since 2021, he is a member of the Swiss NTN Photonics Innovation Board.