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Fabrication and packaging of 1X8 power splitter/combiner in BK-7 glass at 1.31/1.55-um wavelength
Author(s): C. Jayakrishnan; Alok Verma; S. Debbarma; Umesh N. Hivarkar; Roshan Makkar; A. Bhatnagar; K. Chalapathi
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Paper Abstract

We report the fabrication and packaging of 1 by 8 power splitter on BK-7 glass. The single mode waveguide structures at 1.31 and 1.55 micrometers have been fabricated using K+- Ag+-Na+ ion exchange at 340 degrees followed by the reverse ion exchange at the same temperature. The power splitter is first tested on the optical test bench and then fiber pigtailed using an automated alignment system and packaged in a compact housing. The total insertion loss for 1 by 8 power splitter after packaging is 5.6 dB at 1.31 micrometers and 4.8 dB at 1.55 micrometers wavelength. The uniformity of power in the output ports is < 1.5 dB while the directivity is measured to be > 40 dB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2001
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4417, Photonics 2000: International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics, (25 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.441306
Show Author Affiliations
C. Jayakrishnan, Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (India)
Alok Verma, Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (India)
S. Debbarma, Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (India)
Umesh N. Hivarkar, Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (India)
Roshan Makkar, Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (India)
A. Bhatnagar, Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (India)
K. Chalapathi, Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4417:
Photonics 2000: International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics

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