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Design, fabrication, and characterization of a low-cost lens-based fibre connector for passive optical networks
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Paper Abstract

We design two different types of lens-based fibre connectors and perform a tolerance study on these connectors through optical simulations. Next, we assemble these connectors and we measure experimentally the coupling efficiency. To obtain a better agreement between the experimental results and the results from the simulations, we measure the exact surface profiles of the micro-lenses and implement these real surface profiles in the simulation models. Finally, we repeat the tolerance analysis using the real lens surface profiles in the simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 April 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6185, Micro-Optics, VCSELs, and Photonic Interconnects II: Fabrication, Packaging, and Integration, 618513 (21 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.661898
Show Author Affiliations
C. Ruwisch, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Y. Meuret, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
J. Van Erps, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
B. Volckaerts, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
H. Thienpont, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
J. Watté, Tyco Electronics (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6185:
Micro-Optics, VCSELs, and Photonic Interconnects II: Fabrication, Packaging, and Integration
Hugo Thienpont; Mohammad R. Taghizadeh; Peter Van Daele; Jürgen Mohr, Editor(s)

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