G02B 6/138, G02B 6/02209, G02B 6/3688, G02B 6/4214, G02B 6/3817, G02B 6/12171
A novel polymer optical waveguide and method of manufacturing is presented herein. A digitally manufactured process is described which utilizes a micro-dispensed UV optical adhesive as the contour guiding cladding, a fused deposition modeling technology for creating a core, additional optical adhesive to complete the cladding and a subtractive laser process to finish the two ends of the optical interconnect.
Bhethanabotla, Venkat Rama; Weller, Thomas M.; Tipton, Roger Brandon; Bentley, John Townsend; and Rojas, Eduardo Antonio, "Digital fabrication of a small diameter polymer optical waveguide" (2020). USF Patents. 1216.
University of South Florida