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

Masaaki TAKAYA  Shinji NAGASAWA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E85-C    No.4    pp.921-926
Publication Date: 2002/04/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Optical Fibers and Devices)
optical device,  fiber,  connection,  MT connector,  waveguide,  

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We have developed an easily-assembled optical coupling device that 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 multi-fiber array connectors. The assembled 18 splitter devices are connected and disconnected easily and exhibit excellent levels of optical performance.