Abstract

The optical losses due to butt-joining a single-mode optical fiber to a 32-μm wide Ti-diffused LiNbO3 waveguide have been investigated. Measurements of the total insertion loss as a function of waveguide length show that the waveguide attenuation is 1.25 dB/cm and that coupling losses as low as 0.5 dB can be achieved. The coupling loss has been calculated by a numerical evaluation of the overlap integral of the fiber and waveguide mode profiles, and the results agree with the measured loss.

© 1979 Optical Society of America

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