Two-dimensional M * N fiber array is a kind of fiber component that has many fibers arranged orderly and accurately in two-dimensional form, with arbitrary fiber core pitch. The pitch accuracy of 2D fiber array can be as small as 1um.
Customer determined core pitch
Fiber type: SM/MM/PM
Various materials (Glass / Ceramic)
A 2D fiber array normally includes: a two-dimensional microwell glass/ceramic plate, metal housing, and M * N optical fibers. And it is described in the two-dimensional micro porous glass block for fixed fiber. The two-dimensional porous glass/ceramic plate is usually equipped with a number of a two-dimensional fiber array of tiny holes. M * N optical fiber goes through the small hole and fixed with adhesive. The metal case works as a support and protective cover to the fibers.
Two-dimensional fiber array is widely used in optical waveguide devices, integrated optics, optical imaging, etc. It is also a key component of two-dimensional optical collimator array. These array fiber collimators can be glued into a 2D array with high precision and all light channels are thus parallel.