An Easily-Assembled Optical Device for Coupling Single-Mode Planar Waveguides to a Fiber Array Employing Novel Plastic Plug Components

Masaaki TAKAYA  Mitsuru KIHARA  Shinji NAGASAWA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E80-B   No.1   pp.196-199
Publication Date: 1997/01/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Communication Cable and Wave Guides
Keyword: 
optical device,  fiber,  connector,  waveguide,  insertion loss,  

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Summary: 
We have developed an easily-assembled optical coupling device which consists of two multifiber array connectors and a single-mode planar waveguide chip whose ends are passively positioned in novel plastic plug components compatible with the multifiber array connectors. The assembled 18 splitter device exhibits a low exess loss of 0.8 dB.