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Low-cost and compact fiber-to-laser coupling with micro-Fresnel lens
Author(s): Shiro Ogata; Masahiro Yoneda; Tetsuo Maeda; Koichi Imanaka
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Paper Abstract

A novel laser coupling module composed of a 1.3 micrometers single-mode fiber and a small laser package ((phi) equals 5.6 mm) which builds in a single thin microlens and a 0.78 micrometers emitting laser diode is proposed. A micro Fresnel lens with a high numerical aperture (0.45) and short focal length (0.65 mm) has been utilized for the first time as a laser-to-fiber coupling lens. The proposed laser coupling module measures about 2.8 mm between a laser facet and a fiber edge. The coupling efficiency of 23 in experiment is shown to be adequate for short- haul transmissions and fiber-to-the-home applications. Because all of the elements that compose the present module are able to be obtained at low prices, the design could reduce the cost of laser modules.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1544, Miniature and Micro-Optics: Fabrication and System Applications, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.49376
Show Author Affiliations
Shiro Ogata, Omron Corp. (Japan)
Masahiro Yoneda, Omron Corp. (Japan)
Tetsuo Maeda, Omron Corp. (Japan)
Koichi Imanaka, Omron Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1544:
Miniature and Micro-Optics: Fabrication and System Applications
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Wilfrid B. Veldkamp, Editor(s)

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