Progress in monomode optical-fiber interconnection devices

  title={Progress in monomode optical-fiber interconnection devices},
  author={Gd Giok-Djan Khoe and Hendrikus Gerardus Kock and Dieter Kuppers and Josephus H.F.M. Poulissen and H. M. de Vrieze},
We review recent progress in coupling devices for monomode fiber systems, with an eye towards practical performance limits in the near future. Emphasis is placed on key subjects such as laser-to-fiber coupling and packaging, connectors, and splicing. In addition, we also discuss planar lenses which are being developed for various applications.