optical coupling

optical coupling

[′äp·tə·kəl ′kəp·liŋ]
(electronics)
Coupling between two circuits by means of a light beam or light pipe having transducers at opposite ends, to isolate the circuits electrically.
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OWB harnesses MEMS to enable hybrid optical integration of best-in-class technologies with high optical coupling efficiency, high parallelism, compactness, robustness, and low cost.
Conventionally, efficiently transmitting optical signals between opto-electric converters and optical fiber (optical coupling) required an optical coupling unit that consisted of a lens component and an optical connector (Figure 3).
FiberZone's AFM product line utilizes patent-pending Latched Optical Coupling (LOC(TM)) technology that delivers reliable passive connectivity in a remotely-managed automated fiber management system.
All optical coupling is done via free-space micro-optics.
Designed for 10G SONET, Ethernet and Fibre Channel communications, these new TOSAs and ROSAs can be ordered with either LC or SC receptacles that feature a fiber-to-laser design, which eliminates optical alignment problems and provides a fixed optical coupling.
Designed as an adhesive or encapsulant for applications where optical clarity is important, this elastomer is said to be especially effective as an optical coupling agent or lens sealing compound.
Aside from efforts on optical fiber handling, gold/tin soldering, optical coupling and alignment, as well as some product specific developments, a major emphasis of the program is the use of adhesives in optoelectronics packaging.
The theory which underlies our calculation of the spectrum involves three major pieces: the ground state wavefunctions, the excited state wavefunctions and the molecular Rabi matrix which gives the optical coupling between them.
Here we discuss the Hartman interferometer, a proprietary integrated optic interferometer [19] that uses a single planar wave of linearly polarized light, thereby greatly simplifying optical coupling and signal processing.
Lithographically-defined waveguides on large area substrates and an optical equipment practice are needed to allow self-aligned multiple optical coupling and high interconnection densities.
iv) Off-chip bandwidth will be enabled through low-cost and low-loss passive optical coupling to silicon photonic wave guides.

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