Efficient coupling technique for single-mode optical D-fiber to buried polymer acrylic waveguide

Timothy S. Barry, D. L. Rode, Robert R. Krchnavek

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Single-mode optical D-fiber is fabricated and coupled to a buried polymer acrylic waveguide by a novel technique with a transcision and alignment ways. The D-fiber is fabricated by lapping the cladding layer of a single-mode fiber to the core. Optical waveguides and alignment ways are made with polymers by photodefinition. This technique combines the optical elements with a transcision placed perpendicular to the optical axis of the waveguide to offer an efficient coupling of single- mode fiber to optical waveguide with an excess coupling loss of 0.25 dB. This coupling loss is found using a cutback experiment and buried polymeracrylic waveguides. Also, this coupling technique has been used to achieve excess passive-coupling losses of 0.9 dB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-29
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotonic Device Engineering for Dual-Use Applications - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 17 1995Apr 17 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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