Datacom applications have long been the development of high-volume integrated photonics manufacturing. The essential drivers are the monetization of ever diverse online services, and the consumption of the related content via increasingly capable devices.
In 1999 ADST introduced a machine that automated pig-tailing of PLCs/ AWGs and since then has gained extensive experience in these sectors, including the assembly of TOSA/ROSA, and more optical transceivers.
All appropriate devices have to be assembled, packaged, and satisfy very rigorous testing procedures.
The following capabilities are of particular relevance to this sector:
•photonic device assembly & testing
•functionalizing devices with light sources, modulators, receivers & detectors
•I/O connectorization for fiber optics & waveguides
•combined optical & electronic testing
•high-volume capability involving high levels of automation