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New concept of optical components with low cost and ultracompactness
Author(s): Takashi Yokokura; Shigeru Kawai; Koichi Nishizawa
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Paper Abstract

We developed an optical fiber collimator, which means one of the key optical systems for optical components and devices with ultra compactness and cost effectiveness. The beam waist diameter of 250 μm through the optical components and devices might be recommended, taking consideration of space between two pair of optical fiber collimators and compactness without any excess insertion losses. We designed and fabricated an aspherical collimating lens with coupling loss of less than 0.2 dB with a single-mode optical fiber. Several innovative optical components and devices based on this common platform have been proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5246, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications III, (14 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.516978
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Takashi Yokokura, Topcon Corp. (Japan)
Shigeru Kawai, Univ. of Industrial Technology (Japan)
Koichi Nishizawa, Univ. of Industrial Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5246:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications III
Achyut K. Dutta; Abdul Ahad S. Awwal; Niloy K. Dutta; Kazuo Fujiura, Editor(s)

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