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Simple evaluation method of multimode polymer optical waveguides for next generation FTTH application
Author(s): Okihiro Sugihara; Toshikuni Kaino; Shinya Shibata; Kazuya Takayama; J. S. Selvan; Koki Hirano; Takami Ushiwaka; Hiroki Yasuda; Yuzo Itoh; Masahito Morimoto; Shogo Yagi; Akio Sugita; Keishi Shimizu; Eiichi Akutsu; Yoko Matsui; Kozo Tajiri
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Paper Abstract

Polymer optical waveguide devices are getting popular for next generation FTTH application. In order to accelerate the development of polymer optical devices, evaluation of waveguide characteristics should be speeded up. Polymer optical chip containing a combination of 45°-angled cut waveguide, Y-splitter and S-bend structures was designed and fabricated for simple evaluation of multimode waveguides. Input launching such as light source, mode scrambler was investigated for reliable measurement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6775, Active and Passive Optical Components for Communications VII, 677508 (10 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.752027
Show Author Affiliations
Okihiro Sugihara, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Toshikuni Kaino, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Shinya Shibata, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Kazuya Takayama, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
J. S. Selvan, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Koki Hirano, Hitachi Cable, Ltd. (Japan)
Takami Ushiwaka, Hitachi Cable, Ltd. (Japan)
Hiroki Yasuda, Hitachi Cable, Ltd. (Japan)
Yuzo Itoh, Hitachi Cable, Ltd. (Japan)
Masahito Morimoto, The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Shogo Yagi, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
Akio Sugita, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
Keishi Shimizu, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Eiichi Akutsu, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Yoko Matsui, Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Kozo Tajiri, Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6775:
Active and Passive Optical Components for Communications VII
Achyut Kumar Dutta; Yasutake Ohishi; Niloy K. Dutta; Andrei V. Lavrinenko, Editor(s)

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