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Novel fiber fused lens for advanced optical communication systems
Author(s): Andrew A. Chesworth; Randy K. Rannow; Omar Ruiz; Matt DeRemer; Joseph Leite; Armando Martinez; Dustin Guenther
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Paper Abstract

We report on a novel fused collimator design as part of a transmitter optical sub-assembly (TOSA) used for agile microwave photonic links. The fused collimator consists of a PM fiber that is laser fused to a C type lens. The fusion joint provides a low loss interface between the two components and eliminates the need for separate components in the optical path. The design simplifies the number of components with the optical assembly leading to several advantages over traditional designs. In this paper we use the fiber coupling efficiency as a design metric and discuss the optmechanical tolerances and its effect on the overall design parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9747, Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications IX, 97471P (25 February 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2217603
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew A. Chesworth, LightPath Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Randy K. Rannow, APIC Corp. (United States)
Omar Ruiz, LightPath Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Matt DeRemer, LightPath Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Joseph Leite, LightPath Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Armando Martinez, APIC Corp. (United States)
Dustin Guenther, APIC Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9747:
Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications IX
Laurence P. Sadwick; Tianxin Yang, Editor(s)

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