Polymeric wavelength division multiplexing coupler with fiber guide and filter trench fabricated by one-step replication process for bi-directional communication

Okihiro Sugihara, Toshikuni Kaino

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Abstract

A polymeric bi-directional wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) coupler for graded-index (GI) plastic optical fiber (PDF) was fabricated and characterized. The device with fiber guides and a filter trench was fabricated by simple one-step soft-lithography process. The insertion loss, the isolation and the directivity of the device at wavelengths of 850 nm and 790 nm was less than 3 dB, more than 20 dB and more than 20 dB respectively by optimally designing the structure. By setting GI-POFs in fiber guides and inserting a WDM filter in a filter trench with passive alignment, bi-directional communication was realized with more than 2.5 Gbps/λ for 150m length.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Digest of the 18th Microoptics Conference, MOC 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
Event2013 18th Microoptics Conference, MOC 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2013 Oct 272013 Oct 30

Other

Other2013 18th Microoptics Conference, MOC 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period13/10/2713/10/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Sugihara, O., & Kaino, T. (2013). Polymeric wavelength division multiplexing coupler with fiber guide and filter trench fabricated by one-step replication process for bi-directional communication. In Technical Digest of the 18th Microoptics Conference, MOC 2013 [6715140]