2 August 1995 New mirror-finish surface-grinding technology for the fabrication of optical device endfaces
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Proceedings Volume 2576, International Conference on Optical Fabrication and Testing; (1995) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.215580
Event: International Conferences on Optical Fabrication and Testing and Applications of Optical Holography, 1995, Tokyo, Japan
Abstract
This paper describes a mirror-finish slicing technology, and a spherical mirror-finish surface grinding technology. The former technology uses a thin metal bond micro-grain blade to which an electrolytic dressing is applied, for use with optical waveguide device endfaces. The latter technology uses a concave surface of metal bond micro-grain grinding wheel with electrolytic dressing, which produces convex spherical ferrule endfaces for Physical Control optical fiber connectors. They successfully produce mirror-finish endfaces of 0.06 micrometers Rmax directly, without the need for lapping. Endfaces produced with these technologies have sufficiently high optical light transmission characteristics.
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Torahiko Kanda, Torahiko Kanda, Masashige Mitsuhashi, Masashige Mitsuhashi, Tetsuji Ueda, Tetsuji Ueda, Atsushi Toyohara, Atsushi Toyohara, Koji Yamamoto, Koji Yamamoto, } "New mirror-finish surface-grinding technology for the fabrication of optical device endfaces", Proc. SPIE 2576, International Conference on Optical Fabrication and Testing, (2 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.215580; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.215580
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