Optimization of device model for metal-based 1×2 Y-branch Plastic Optical Fiber coupler

Abang Annuar Ehsan, Mohd Kamil Abd. Rahman

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Abstract

A metal-based 1×2 V-branch Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) coupler has been developed. The device is based on two metal-blocks sandwiched on each other where the device structure was engraved on one of the blocks. The developed device has a hollow waveguide taper region where light rays propagate solely by reflection on all of the metallic inner-surfaces of this region which are all reflective. Device modeling has been performed using two simple models. The first model performed with a complete hollow structure shows how the device works as an ideal 3 dB coupler. A second optimized model developed incorporates some real device parameters and physical limitations which include mismatch between the cylindrical-shaped POF fibers and the square-shaped waveguide core. In addition, an air gap between the top and bottom mold insert blocks is included to simulate the actual fabricated and assembled device. The assembled POF coupler has an insertion loss of 5.S dB, excess loss of 2.S dB and a good coupling ratio of 50:50.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 International Conference on Photonics, ICP2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 1st International Conference on Photonics, ICP2010 - Langkawi, Kedah
Duration: 5 Jul 20107 Jul 2010

Other

Other2010 1st International Conference on Photonics, ICP2010
CityLangkawi, Kedah
Period5/7/107/7/10

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Plastic optical fibers
Waveguides
Metals
Insertion losses
Fibers
Air

Keywords

  • Coupler
  • Hollow waveguide
  • Plastic Optical Fiber
  • V-branch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Ehsan, A. A., & Abd. Rahman, M. K. (2010). Optimization of device model for metal-based 1×2 Y-branch Plastic Optical Fiber coupler. In 2010 International Conference on Photonics, ICP2010 [5604400] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICP.2010.5604400

Optimization of device model for metal-based 1×2 Y-branch Plastic Optical Fiber coupler. / Ehsan, Abang Annuar; Abd. Rahman, Mohd Kamil.

2010 International Conference on Photonics, ICP2010. 2010. 5604400.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ehsan, AA & Abd. Rahman, MK 2010, Optimization of device model for metal-based 1×2 Y-branch Plastic Optical Fiber coupler. in 2010 International Conference on Photonics, ICP2010., 5604400, 2010 1st International Conference on Photonics, ICP2010, Langkawi, Kedah, 5/7/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICP.2010.5604400
Ehsan, Abang Annuar ; Abd. Rahman, Mohd Kamil. / Optimization of device model for metal-based 1×2 Y-branch Plastic Optical Fiber coupler. 2010 International Conference on Photonics, ICP2010. 2010.
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