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1. (WO2018221717) OPTICAL CONNECTOR AND OPTICAL CONNECTOR CONNECTION STRUCTURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/221717    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2018/021146
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jun 02 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: G02B 6/32
Applicants: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
古河電気工業株式会社
Inventors: WATANABE Kengo
渡辺 健吾
SUEMATSU Katsuki
末松 克輝
SHIINO Masato
椎野 雅人
Title: OPTICAL CONNECTOR AND OPTICAL CONNECTOR CONNECTION STRUCTURE
Abstract:
The purpose of the present invention is to reduce reflection attenuation in a lens-type optical connector connection structure. This optical connector (10) is characterized by comprising: a plurality of optical fibers (18) arranged in an array; and a lens array plate (14) having a first main surface (40) on which a plurality of lenses (44) corresponding to the plurality of optical fibers are formed, and a second main surface (41) opposing the first main surface and joined to end surfaces (180) of the plurality of optical fibers so that the plurality of lenses optically couple with the corresponding plurality of optical fibers. The optical connector is also characterized in that at least one of the end surfaces of the plurality of optical fibers and the second main surface are inclined with respect to a plane (182) perpendicular to the optical axis (181) of each of the optical fibers.