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Optical design of a low-cost fiber optic coupling device for data communication applications
Author(s): Ching Long Jiang; Allan J. Heiney; William H. Reysen
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Paper Abstract

A ray tracing model has been developed to optimize the design of a low cost polymer molded fiber optic coupling device for data communication applications. Important features of the model are (1) power tracking of each ray through each interface, (2) multi-dimensional optimization algorithms, (3) inclusion of large-angle rays, and (4) graphical ray path representation. Measured butt coupling of an LED to a 62.5 micrometer core multimode fiber was used for verification of the model. The fiber optic coupling device was then designed and good agreement between calculations and measured values was obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1996
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 2610, Laser Diode Chip and Packaging Technology, (15 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230080
Show Author Affiliations
Ching Long Jiang, AMP Inc. (United States)
Allan J. Heiney, AMP Inc. (United States)
William H. Reysen, AMP Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2610:
Laser Diode Chip and Packaging Technology
Pei Chuang Chen; Tomas D. Milster, Editor(s)

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