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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1998
  • pp: 1138–1140

LiNbO3 platforms for optical fiber alignment

Tadashi Ichikawa, Manabu Kagami, and Hiroshi Ito  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 14, pp. 1138-1140 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.001138


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Abstract

A technique for incorporating a groove into a LiNbO3 substrate is described. Both V grooves for fiber alignment and vertical grooves for waveguide end-face formation can be fabricated with this technique. The proposed fabrication method is based on an excimer-laser ablation and a high-speed rotation saw cut for LiNbO3 . The former process provides a variety of cross-sectional groove shapes by changing the ablation mask shape of LiNbO3 , and the latter provides an optical-quality cutting face. The proposed fabrication method is simple and provides low-cost optical platforms not only for LiNbO3 but also for glasses, polymers, and semiconductors.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate

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Tadashi Ichikawa, Manabu Kagami, and Hiroshi Ito, "LiNbO3 platforms for optical fiber alignment," Opt. Lett. 23, 1138-1140 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-14-1138


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