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15 December 2003 Using fundamental properties of optical coupling for single-mode fiber transverse and longitudinal alignment automation
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Proceedings Volume 5260, Applications of Photonic Technology 6; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.543399
Event: Applications of Photonic Technology, 2003, Quebec City, Québec, Canada
Abstract
High-speed transmission optical devices and equipment often use a single-mode fiber as receiver or emitter. The fiber must be accurately aligned over five degrees of freedom with respect to an optical field. In this paper, we investigate a model-based approach which takes advantage of the properties of the optical coupling physical phenomenon. Using a Gaussian field approximation and an approximated solution of the overlap integral, two fundamental properties are first derived. Both are then validated by numerical simulations and experiments. A very simple alignment procedure is the proposed and tested experimentally using two single-mode fibers.
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Yves St-Amant, Denis Rancourt, and Daniel Gariepy "Using fundamental properties of optical coupling for single-mode fiber transverse and longitudinal alignment automation", Proc. SPIE 5260, Applications of Photonic Technology 6, (15 December 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.543399
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