Abstract

A method for the automated alignment of optical waveguides and fibers based on a multiobjective evolutionary algorithm is proposed. This algorithm reduces the number of parallel operations considerably compared to previous automation schemes. The automated alignment of a single-core input fiber with a channel waveguide and a single-core output fiber is completed using this system in less than 3min. The alignment of a single-core input fiber with a 1×8 splitter coupler and an eight-core output fiber array is completed in less than 10min. These results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed scheme for automated waveguide alignment, substantially outperforming previous automatic alignment methods.

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