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Low-cost single-mode refractive plate switch using micromachined silicon waferboard for passive alignment
Author(s): Hongtao Han; Bernie Caron; Warren H. Lewis; Jay Mathews; Robert Addison Boudreau; Terry P. Bowen; Dale D. Murray
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Paper Abstract

Anisotropically etched v-grooves on silicon substrate for the positioning of optical fibers have been widely implemented in fiber optics and optoelectronic applications. Because the anisotropic etching depends upon the crystallographic orientation of silicon, the v-grooves are normally formed parallel to the <110> direction. However, some applications, such as optical switches, and wavelength division multiplexing/demultiplexing devices, fan-in and fan-out configuration for fiber positioning are required. In this paper, we will report a single mode refractive plate switch where a micromachined silicon waferboard was implemented for passively positioning optical fibers. We successfully demonstrated a 2 X 2 single mode optical switch with less than 0.64 dB loss.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2893, Fiber Optic Components and Optical Communication, (20 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.252076
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Hongtao Han, AMP Inc. (United States)
Bernie Caron, AMP Inc. (United States)
Warren H. Lewis, AMP Inc. (United States)
Jay Mathews, AMP Inc. (United States)
Robert Addison Boudreau, AMP Inc. (United States)
Terry P. Bowen, AMP Inc. (United States)
Dale D. Murray, AMP Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2893:
Fiber Optic Components and Optical Communication
Kam Tai Chan; Shuisheng Jian; Franklin F. Tong, Editor(s)

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