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A low loss 180 degrees coupling fiber socket making use of low bending loss hole-assisted fiber
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Paper Abstract

To facilitate and speed up the deployment of fiber-to-the-home networks, high-efficiency, low-cost, field installable fiber connectors are one of the key components. We present a novel type of small-form-factor 180°-bend single mode fiber socket, allowing for 0.5-dB coupling loss between two side-by-side positioned fibers, making use of specially designed low bending loss hole-assisted fiber. The components are prototyped in a polymer using Deep Proton Writing and show all the potentialities for low-cost fabrication in different types of plastics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6992, Micro-Optics 2008, 699204 (14 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.778649
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J. Van Erps, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
C. Debaes, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
T. Nasilowski, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
P. Mergo, Marie Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
J. Wojcik, Marie Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
T. Aerts, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
H. Terryn, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
J. Watté, Tyco Electronics (Belgium)
H. Thienpont, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6992:
Micro-Optics 2008
Hugo Thienpont; Peter Van Daele; Jürgen Mohr; Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, Editor(s)

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