Abstract

A micro-optics device has been developed to limit backreflection at the end face of single-mode fibers. The measured return loss at a wavelength of 1.55 µm is as high as 28 dB. This device allows for preservation of the geometric aspect of a normally cut end-face fiber.

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1999 (1)

1987 (1)

W. L. Emkey, C. A. Jack, “Analysis and evaluation of graded-index fiber-lenses,” J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 1156–1164 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1980 (1)

Chanclou, P.

Emkey, W. L.

W. L. Emkey, C. A. Jack, “Analysis and evaluation of graded-index fiber-lenses,” J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 1156–1164 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Gadonna, M.

Harper, J. S.

A. Purser, J. S. Harper, S. R. Mallinson, “Low cost single mode optical collimators for use in air-spaced devices,” in European Fiber Optical Conference ’89 (Information Gatekeepers, Boston, 1989), pp. 303–306.

Jack, C. A.

W. L. Emkey, C. A. Jack, “Analysis and evaluation of graded-index fiber-lenses,” J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 1156–1164 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Lostec, J.

Mallinson, S. R.

A. Purser, J. S. Harper, S. R. Mallinson, “Low cost single mode optical collimators for use in air-spaced devices,” in European Fiber Optical Conference ’89 (Information Gatekeepers, Boston, 1989), pp. 303–306.

Pavy, D.

Poudoulec, A.

Purser, A.

A. Purser, J. S. Harper, S. R. Mallinson, “Low cost single mode optical collimators for use in air-spaced devices,” in European Fiber Optical Conference ’89 (Information Gatekeepers, Boston, 1989), pp. 303–306.

Rashleigh, S. C.

Thual, M.

Ulrich, R.

Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

Other (1)

A. Purser, J. S. Harper, S. R. Mallinson, “Low cost single mode optical collimators for use in air-spaced devices,” in European Fiber Optical Conference ’89 (Information Gatekeepers, Boston, 1989), pp. 303–306.

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Figures (4)

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Fig. 1

Schematic illustration of the high return loss scheme that uses the micro-optics.

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Fig. 2

Experimental measure of backreflection at the end face of the micro-optics.

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Schematic view of the measure.

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Fig. 4

Backreflection measures as a function of GRIN length for two lengths of silica L silica = 0 µm (a) and 400 µm (b). Solid curves, theoretical curves.

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