21 April 2006 Design, fabrication, and characterization of a low-cost lens-based fibre connector for passive optical networks
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We design two different types of lens-based fibre connectors and perform a tolerance study on these connectors through optical simulations. Next, we assemble these connectors and we measure experimentally the coupling efficiency. To obtain a better agreement between the experimental results and the results from the simulations, we measure the exact surface profiles of the micro-lenses and implement these real surface profiles in the simulation models. Finally, we repeat the tolerance analysis using the real lens surface profiles in the simulation.
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C. Ruwisch, C. Ruwisch, Y. Meuret, Y. Meuret, J. Van Erps, J. Van Erps, B. Volckaerts, B. Volckaerts, H. Thienpont, H. Thienpont, J. Watté, J. Watté, "Design, fabrication, and characterization of a low-cost lens-based fibre connector for passive optical networks", Proc. SPIE 6185, Micro-Optics, VCSELs, and Photonic Interconnects II: Fabrication, Packaging, and Integration, 618513 (21 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.661898; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.661898
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