Lehrstuhl für Fertigungstechnologie, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Microoptics - Development of a fiber collimator array for optical rotary joints

Project Status: finished


For the communication between rotating and stationary systems e.g. radar antennas so called rotary joints are used for the interface. Some Systems in future will need a parallel transmission of several high bit rate optical data channels singlemode fibers. For this application Schleifring und Apparatebau GmbH Fürstenfeldbruck is developing a miniaturized rotary joint, called ?Microoptical Rotary Joint?, together with several co-operation partners within a joint research project. In this project, the BLZ is responsible for the lay out design of the optical system and for the specification of the demands on the mechanics. To achieve the high aims, required for the complete assembly, the system is well directed optimized by the means of modern ray tracing software and analytical calculations. Moreover the BLZ develops novel and promising technologies for the cost effective production of monolithic fiber collimator arrays, which are main parts for the miniaturization of the Microoptical Rotary Joint. The good cooperation with different highttech companies and institutes like the University of Applied Science Nuremberg is a main factor for the successful performance of the project now and in the future.

Letztes Update: 07.05.2010