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

Masaaki TAKAYA  Shinji NAGASAWA  

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

Full Text: PDF(679.3KB)>>
Buy this Article



Summary: 
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.