A novel silica waveguide lens for free-space optical cross connects

Nazirul Afham Idrisa, Keisuke Sorimoto, Hiroyuki Tsuda

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    A novel silica waveguide lens is proposed for use in freespace optical cross connects. It comprises a core-cladding stripe structure that acts as a phase modulator in the lens region. Beam propagation method (BPM) simulation results show that the phase is greatly similar to the approximated profile calculated by ray tracing. However, higher modes due to the rough lens profile leads to energy loss of below 0.8 dB. Further losses are expected from scattering due to the elimination of vertical beam confinement. The collimator also shows low wavelength and polarization dependence.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)998-1004
    Number of pages7
    JournalIEICE Electronics Express
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul 5


    • Collimator
    • Integrated
    • Optical cross connect
    • Planar lightwave circuit
    • Silica
    • Waveguide lens

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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