Lens assemblies and optical connectors incorporating the same

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9904024
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14018567

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Lens assemblies including a substrate and a plurality of mechanically isolated lenses coupled to the substrate are disclosed. The substrate may have a low coefficient of thermal expansion. Optical connectors including the lens assemblies described herein, as well as methods of fabricating a lens assembly, are also disclosed. In one embodiment, a lens assembly includes a substrate having a first surface, and a lens layer including a plurality of lenses. A coefficient of thermal expansion of the substrate is different from a coefficient of thermal expansion of the plurality of lenses. The lens layer is coupled to the first surface of the substrate, and each lens of the plurality of lenses is mechanically isolated from adjacent lenses of the plurality of lenses by gap regions within the lens layer.

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CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC4200 CORNING PLACE CHARLOTTE NC 28216

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Isenhour, Micah Colen Lincolnton, US 105 577
Knecht, Dennis Michael Hickory, US 81 592
Luther, James Phillip Hickory, US 127 912

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