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IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
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Passive Laser-Fiber Alignment by Index Method

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A novel method for packaging a laser-fiber module is explored in which the critical laser-fiber alignment is carried out not with the usual active means, i.e., with the laser activated, but by a passive method based on the registration principles of photolithography. The new method relies on an index scheme in which fiducial marks are lithographically placed on the laser chip and on a fiber carrier. At 850 nm, using the index technique with cleaved multimode fibers, it has been possible to achieve the same laser-fiber coupling efficiency as attained by active alignment; with cleaved single-mode fibers about 80% of the active-alignment coupling efficiency was achieved. © 1991 IEEE

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01 Jan 1991

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IEEE Photonics Technology Letters

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