30 April 1999 Low-cost planar optical couplers for large-core POF-based interconnects
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We propose to implement a modularly structured planar wave- guiding star-coupler for large-core polymer fiber-based optical interconnect applications. An 8 X 8 version of the coupler is demonstrated using polymer materials. The planar star-coupler can be mass-produced using injection molding technology at substantially low cost. Measurements indicate that by properly working out a trade-off between device compactness, uniformity and coupling efficiency, a < 2.0 dB power fluctuation among all receiving channels and a 3.1 dB excess power loss are obtainable.
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Yao Li, Yao Li, Kenneth Fasanella, Kenneth Fasanella, Ting Wang, Ting Wang, "Low-cost planar optical couplers for large-core POF-based interconnects", Proc. SPIE 3631, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits and Packaging III, (30 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348296; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.348296
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