23 April 2017 Monitoring the fabrication of tapered optical fibres
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Proceedings Volume 10323, 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors; 103232D (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2263285
Event: 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 2017, Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Abstract
A variety of optical methods to enhance the process of making optical fibre tapers are explored. A thermal camera was used to both refine the alignment of the optical components and optimize the laser power profile during the tapering process. The fibre transmission was measured to verify that the tapers had the requisite optical characteristics while the strain experienced by the fibre while tapering was assessed using an optical fibre Bragg grating. Using these techniques, adiabatic tapers were fabricated with a 2% insertion loss.
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K. Mullaney, R. Correia, S. E. Staines, S. W. James, R. P. Tatam, "Monitoring the fabrication of tapered optical fibres", Proc. SPIE 10323, 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 103232D (23 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2263285; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2263285
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