Fiber-waveguide self alignment coupler
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Optical fiber connector and method of manufacturing the same Patent #: 5379360
ApplicationNo. 191536 filed on 02/04/1994
US Classes:156/158, Of wire, rod, tube or filament156/296, Strands, rods, tubes or sticklike bodies to each other only385/14, INTEGRATED OPTICAL CIRCUIT385/49Fiber to thin film devices
ExaminersPrimary: Aftergut, Jeff H.
Assistant: Crispino, Richard
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesG02B 006/30
Foreign Application Priority Data1993-02-12 JP
AbstractA process for optically joining a plurality of optical fibers to an opponent member, comprising the steps of forming an optical fiber array by fixing the optical fibers between a V-grooved base plate and a fixing base plate in the state that the optical fibers are fitted to respective V-grooves formed on a surface of the V-grooved base plate, and optically joining the optical fibers of the optical fiber array to the opponent member by using, as a joining reference surface, either one of a first surface of the fixing base plate at which the optical fibers are fixed and a second surface of the fixing base plate opposite to said surface.