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Optical Engineering • Open Access

Integrated optical interconnection for polymeric planar lightwave circuit device using roll-to-roll ultraviolet imprint
Author(s): Sang Uk Cho; Ho Ju Kang; Sunghwan Chang; Doo-sun Choi; Chang-Seok Kim; Myung Yung Jeong

Paper Abstract

We propose an integrated structure that combines chip and fiber array blocks for optical interconnection with a polymeric planar lightwave circuit (PLC) device using the roll-to-roll imprint process. The fiber array blocks and PLC chip of the integrated structure are fabricated on the same substrate, and the alignments in the three spatial directions were established with the insertion of an optical fiber. The characteristics of the integrated structure were evaluated by fabricating a 1×2 optical splitter device. The structure had an insertion loss of 3.9 dB, and the optical uniformity of the channel was 0.1 dB, indicating that the same performance for an active alignment can be expected.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(8) 086101 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.8.086101
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 8
Show Author Affiliations
Sang Uk Cho, Pusan National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Ho Ju Kang, Pusan National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Sunghwan Chang, Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (Korea, Republic of)
Doo-sun Choi, Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (Korea, Republic of)
Chang-Seok Kim, Pusan National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Myung Yung Jeong, Pusan National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)


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