26 March 1984 Microlens - Ended Fibres: A New Fabrication Technique
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Proceedings Volume 0405, Optical Fibers in the Biomedical Field; (1984) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.935645
Event: Photon 83 International Conference on Optical Fibers, 1983, Paris, France
The formation of spherical or elliptical terminations on optical fibres by heating produces an integral microlens element which can be used to improve the coupling efficiency between a laser diode and a fibre or between two fibres, or to focus the output beam for biome-dical applications. A novel fabrication technique is outlined, which uses the laser light energy delivered by the fibre itself. The method is easy and reliable, and is applicable to all types of multimode fibres, even of large core diameter.
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Vera Russo, Giancarlo C. Righini, Stefano Sottini, Silvana Trigari, "Microlens - Ended Fibres: A New Fabrication Technique", Proc. SPIE 0405, Optical Fibers in the Biomedical Field, (26 March 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.935645; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.935645

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