A first waveguide holding member has a first transverse surface region and a first optical waveguide having an end terminating at the first transverse surface region. A second waveguide holding member has a second transverse surface region which confronts the first transverse surface region of the first waveguide holding member and a second optical waveguide having an end terminating at the second transverse surface region. A guide member is operatively coupled to the first and second waveguide holding members and guides the first waveguide holding member in a transverse direction relative to the second waveguide holding member so as to selectively optically couple and decouple the ends of the first and second optical waveguides.

Title
Optical waveguide devices and methods of fabricating the same
Application Number
10/843252
Publication Number
20040208469
Application Date
May 11, 2004
Publication Date
October 21, 2004
Inventor
Donald E Leber
Radford
VA, US
Mindaugas F Dautartas
Radford
VA, US
David W Sherrer
Blacksburg
VA, US
Dan A Steinberg
Blacksburg
VA, US
Agent
Saet
PA, US
Dann Dorfman Herrell & Skillman
PA, US
IPC
G02B 06/00
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