1 January 1991 Laser-fabricated fiber optical taps for interconnects and optical data processing devices
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Proceedings Volume 1365, Components for Fiber Optic Applications V; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24661
Event: SPIE Microelectronic Interconnect and Integrated Processing Symposium, 1990, San Jose, United States
Abstract
A CW CO2 laser is used to etch micron-scale taps in the cladding of multimode silica optical fibers. The smooth surfaces of the etched grooves directionaly radiate a small fraction of the propagating light energy which can be easily and precisely controlled via the laser parameters. The radiation pattern from the tap is in reasonably good agreement with initial theoretical calculations. This technique allows computer controlled rapid and inexpensive fabrication of high quality fiber optical taps which are needed to realize new fiber optical systems.
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Kamran Imen, Kamran Imen, Changhun H. Lee, Changhun H. Lee, Y. Y. Yang, Y. Y. Yang, Susan Davis Allen, Susan Davis Allen, Anjan K. Ghosh, Anjan K. Ghosh, } "Laser-fabricated fiber optical taps for interconnects and optical data processing devices", Proc. SPIE 1365, Components for Fiber Optic Applications V, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24661; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24661
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