An experimental work on optical component based on D-fiber/slab evanescent coupling structure
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Fiber/slab coupler structure has been exploited as a passive in-line optical fiber component for functions of filtering, intensity modulating and switching by many researchers. In this work a device based on the elliptic core D-fiber and polymer slab waveguide is proposed and its fabrication is experimentally investigated. The device is constructed by placing the polymer slab on the top of the flat side of the D-fiber, and then they are tested for transmission characteristics and polarization preserving properties for various configurations. The geometrical uniformity of the device is examined under Scanning Electron Microscope for the purpose of device performance evaluation. Potential usage of this device as an all-optical switch is also discussed at the end.