This paper presents a 3-Axis enhanced alignment system for optical fiber. The arrangement uses in one of its axis a
vision recognition system which employs Canny edge detector and Phase correlation. The other two-axis are aligned by
controlling a couple stepper motors through displacement algorithms. The setup uses a commercial multimodal
transmitter and receiver, multimode fiber, a digital microscope, three stepping motors and software. This automatic
system takes an alignment time of 20 seconds and up to 70% of coupling power efficiency.
This paper presents the development of an automatic alignment system for specialty optical fibers. Based on a XY
coordinates system, the alignment is achieved by the control of stepping motors through displacement algorithms. A
hexagonal shape arrangement of SMF´s fibers generates a map location of the spot light. This photo-detection system
enables to analyze the launching of the beam into the fiber. Through an USB based PC interface and software to
automate the alignment process the device's performance has been improved in time and in optical coupling efficiency.
The results obtained are 2 or 3 seconds in the alignment process and roughly 80% coupling efficiency.