Polymer micro-lenses as an long-coupling-distance interfacing layer in low-cost optical coupling solution between optical fibers and photonic integrated waveguide circuits

Andrzej Kaźmierczak, Mateusz Słowikowski, Krystian Pavłov, Maciej Filipiak, Ryszard Piramidowicz

Abstract


We present a low-cost scheme for non-permanent optical signal coupling for prospective application in single use photonic integrated chips. The proposed scheme exploits the use of polymer kinoform microlenses. The feasibility of the proposed solution is demonstrated by the experimental investigation of the optical signal coupling from single mode optical fiber (SMF) to the test structure of SixNy integrated waveguide.

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