6 November 2003 Analysis of integrated chip of core pitch matching using microlens arrays
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In this paper, we design microlens arrays for the improvement of the optical power coupling efficiency of 8x8 planar lightwave circuit (PLC) devices. Eight fiber array input and output are considered for integrated packaging with 8x8 PLCs. A variety of core pitches matching are achieved from 25μm to 127μm between integrated optical chips and fiber array. We presented a simple formula, which is useful for microlens arrays design. Our proposed microlens arrays provide versatility in a micro-optics package for optical communication. Our results are helpful for low-cost packaging, monolithic integration optics modularization, and minimization of the optical power coupling loss between fiber array and array module.
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Wen-Ming Cheng, Wen-Ming Cheng, Hen-Wai Tsao, Hen-Wai Tsao, Shyh-Lin Tsao, Shyh-Lin Tsao, } "Analysis of integrated chip of core pitch matching using microlens arrays", Proc. SPIE 5174, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization VI, (6 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.505822; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.505822
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