AEi configured and delivered a PMAT (Phototonics Module Align, Assembly and Test) station with required custom fixturing, tooling, instrumentation and process sequencing to align and test a series of different planar light chips (PLCs). These devices had very different geometries and sizes. The number of output channels also ranged from 8 to 40 or more.
Platforms & Products:
- Photonics Module Align, Assembly and Test (PMAT)
- Process prototyping
- Interchangeable tooling
- Vision-guided pick-and-place of components from trays
- Automated IMF dispense
- Active alignment
- Full device functional test
All test and process equipment was fully automated and integrated into the system. Three digital cameras performed a wide range of machine vision processes, including pick-and-place of components from trays as well as initial course alignment of devices to fibers. The machine vision incorporates pattern recognition for improved process reliability and repeatability.