Flexure coupled to a substrate for maintaining the optical fibers in alignment

  • US 6,585,427 B2
  • Filed: 06/19/2001
  • Issued: 07/01/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/11/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A package comprising:

  • a substrate having a floor;

    a first optical element coupled to the substrate;

    a second optical element; and

    a flexure coupled to the second optical element and the substrate to maintain the second optical element in optical alignment with the first optical element, the flexure including a body and a pair of front legs, the flexure also including a pair of rear legs that are attached to the substrate after the attachment of the front legs to the substrate, the attachment of the rear legs causing the flexure to move from a first flexure position to a second flexure position, the distance between the first flexure position and the second flexure position equaling an offset distance, the body of the flexure having a specified length chosen such that the offset distance causes a second offset distance of the second optical component held by the flexure which is within a specified range, the second offset distance equal to the distance between a primary second optical component position and a secondary second optical component position.

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