Development of automated alignment techniques for coupling of fiber optic components

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Abstract

This paper presents the automated alignment techniques for coupling of fiber optic components (e.g., fiber-to-fiber). Common alignment devices are often operated manually, which requires well-trained operators working and tuning on sub-micron scale stages and is hence time-consuming and costly. Recently there have been more and more automated couplers brought onto the market. However, most of them employ fixed paths/patterns for light detection until optimal alignment is reached, which can further be improved for shorter time spent and better coupling efficiency. Therefore, four intelligent algorithms are presented and compared in this paper. Simulation and experimental studies are both conducted, and the results show that some algorithms developed are capable of accomplishing fast alignment and high optical coupling efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, ESDA 2004
Pages317-322
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis - 2004 - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 2004 Jul 192004 Jul 22

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, ESDA 2004
Volume3

Other

OtherProceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis - 2004
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period04-07-1904-07-22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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