A new method of transversely coupling standard single-mode optical fibers to thin-film waveguides is described. A coupling loss from fiber to film to fiber of 2 dB has been measured at a wavelength of 1.36 μm.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 23, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 1987
Published: May 1, 1987
L. Bradley and C. A. Millar, "Transverse coupling between a single-mode fiber and a thin-film waveguide," Opt. Lett. 12, 358-360 (1987)