A novel replication technology for fabricating polymer optical waveguides has been developed. By utilizing this technology, optical coupler modules and a WDM module are successfully demonstrated with practical characteristics and high reliability for FTTH systems.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
K. Hayamizu, N. Yasuda, Y. Kitajima, and H. Hosokawa, " Passive Devices for FTTH Systems Based on Replicated Polymer Optical Waveguides," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper OFD1.
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