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Novel fiber alignment method using a partially metal-coated fiber in a silicon V-groove

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7 Author(s)
Kaneko, S. ; Inf. Technol. R&D Center, Mitsubishi Electr. Corp., Hyogo, Japan ; Noda, M. ; Shibata, K. ; Aoyagi, T.
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We propose a novel fiber alignment method using a partially metal-coated (PMC) fiber. A PMC fiber is a fiber whose side is partially metal coated, and a core of PMC fiber can be regarded as eccentric with respect to the outside of PMC fiber. Rotating the PMC fiber in a silicon V-groove, the core position can be aligned. Using this method, laser diode modules with high coupling efficiency were obtained.

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Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 6 )