29 December 2003 Design and fabrication of sol-gel microlens array as a fiber-to-fiber and fiber-to-waveguide coupler
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Proceedings Volume 5347, Micromachining Technology for Micro-Optics and Nano-Optics II; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.523571
Event: Micromachining and Microfabrication, 2004, San Jose, California, United States
Abstract
This paper describes the design and fabrication of a microlens array in photosensitive hybrid sol-gel glass to enhance the coupling efficiency of fiber-to-fiber and fiber-to-waveguide systems. The Code V software is employed in the design and simulation of the microlens array with a theoretical coupling efficiency of as high as 0.18 dB (or 96%). The proposed technique can also be used for the fabrication of thick micro-optical elements in sol-gel materials, and it can open up great opportunities for fabrication of microlenses with a high numerical aperture and thick diffractive optical elements in future.
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Weixing Yu, Xiaocong Yuan, Nam Quoc Ngo, Vladimir Kudryashov, "Design and fabrication of sol-gel microlens array as a fiber-to-fiber and fiber-to-waveguide coupler", Proc. SPIE 5347, Micromachining Technology for Micro-Optics and Nano-Optics II, (29 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.523571; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.523571
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