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Low-cost planar optical couplers for large-core POF-based interconnects
Author(s): Yao Li; Kenneth Fasanella; Ting Wang
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Paper Abstract

We propose to implement a modularly structured planar wave- guiding star-coupler for large-core polymer fiber-based optical interconnect applications. An 8 X 8 version of the coupler is demonstrated using polymer materials. The planar star-coupler can be mass-produced using injection molding technology at substantially low cost. Measurements indicate that by properly working out a trade-off between device compactness, uniformity and coupling efficiency, a < 2.0 dB power fluctuation among all receiving channels and a 3.1 dB excess power loss are obtainable.

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Date Published: 30 April 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3631, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits and Packaging III, (30 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348296
Show Author Affiliations
Yao Li, NEC Research Institute (United States)
Kenneth Fasanella, NEC Research Institute (United States)
Ting Wang, NEC Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3631:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits and Packaging III
Michael R. Feldman; Michael R. Feldman; James G. Grote; Mary K. Hibbs-Brenner, Editor(s)

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