Optical cross connectors for distributed fiber switches

H. Kosaka, M. Kajita, T. Yoshikawa, Y. Sugimoto, K. Kasahara

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In order to realize the potential of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) for achieving low-cost optical interconnections, alignment-tolerant and low-cost optical assembling techniques are important in addition to performance improvements on VCSELs. To reduce to alignment difficulties during fiber assembly, the use of large-core plastic cladding fibers (PCFs) and imaging fibers (IMF) with VCSELs is proposed. This paper proposes a distributed fiber switch (DFS) that consists of VCSELs and an optical cross connector (OCC) using PCFs. Fabricated OCC is demonstrated by using a plastic molding technique and their optical transmission characteristics are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-188
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 1995 8th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society. Part 1 (of 2) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 1995 Oct 301995 Nov 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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