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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2005
  • pp: 2080–2082

Optical-fiber-to-waveguide coupling using carbon-dioxide-laser-induced long-period fiber gratings

Brent L. Bachim, Oluwafemi O. Ogunsola, and Thomas K. Gaylord  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 16, pp. 2080-2082 (2005)

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Optical fibers are expected to play a role in chip-level and board-level optical interconnects because of limitations on the bandwidth and level of integration of electrical interconnects. Therefore, methods are needed to couple optical fibers directly to waveguides on chips and on boards. We demonstrate optical-fiber-to-waveguide coupling using carbon-dioxide laser-induced long-period fiber gratings (LPFGs). Such gratings can be written in standard fiber and offer wavelength multiplexing-demultiplexing performance. The coupler fabrication process and the characterization apparatus are presented. The operation and the wavelength response of a LPFG-based optical-fiber-to-waveguide directional coupler are demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

Brent L. Bachim, Oluwafemi O. Ogunsola, and Thomas K. Gaylord, "Optical-fiber-to-waveguide coupling using carbon-dioxide-laser-induced long-period fiber gratings," Opt. Lett. 30, 2080-2082 (2005)

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