Side-polished evanescently coupled optical fiber overlay devices: a review

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Access to the evanescent field of an optical fiber can yield a number of useful optical functions involving coupling of the field to structures formed directly on the fiber. In such devices the fiber remains continuous obviating the need for expensive fiber-to-device interfacing with its requirements for high precision alignment. Continuous fiber devices offer advantages of intrinsically low insertion loss, low back reflections, and excellent mechanical stability relative to their micro-optic or integrated optic counterparts where the fiber needs to be broken for device insertion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGuided wave optical components and devices
Subtitle of host publicationbasics, technology, and applications
EditorsP. Pal. Bishnu
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • side-polished
  • evanescently
  • coupled
  • optical fiber overlay
  • devices


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