Battelle's Proposed Cooperative Program To Develop Guided Wave Optoelectronic Manufacturing Technology
The Battelle Memorial Institute is presently organizing a cooperative research and development program designed to facilitate rapid transition of optoelectronic technology from research to development. Specifically, the program will help U.S. industry develop the basic manufacturing technology it needs to produce active optoelectronic components efficiently and cost effectively for both long- and short-haul fiber optic systems. Manufacturing methods developed in the program are to be tested under pilot conditions so that fully packaged and connectorized prototypes are made available to the sponsoring companies at the earliest possible time. Three critical issues, microassembly and packaging, optical circuitry, and optoelectronic substrates, will be addressed in separate projects.