Fan-in/out polymer optical waveguide for a multicore fiber fabricated using the Mosquito method

Daisuke Suganuma, Takaaki Ishigure

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Abstract

A fan-in/out polymer optical waveguide with 25-μm cores and 40-μm interchannel pitch is fabricated for a multimode multicore fiber using a microdispenser. We design a fan-in/out structure to which the Mosquito method is applicable since the Mosquito method is capable of drawing a circular graded-index core three-dimensionally. Then, we experimentally fabricate a 10-cm long fan-in/out polymer waveguide with seven cores, which is expected to connect a multicore fiber and a fiber ribbon. A minimum insertion loss of 5.26 dB at 850-nm wavelength for a 10-cm long fan-in/out waveguide is experimentally observed. Causes of variation in the insertion loss and interchannel pitch are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1585-1593
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 26

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Fan-in/out polymer optical waveguide for a multicore fiber fabricated using the Mosquito method. / Suganuma, Daisuke; Ishigure, Takaaki.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 23, No. 2, 26.01.2015, p. 1585-1593.

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