23 February 2000 Polishing of optical fibers using a CO2 laser
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Proceedings Volume 4068, SIOEL '99: Sixth Symposium on Optoelectronics; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.378727
Event: SIOEL: Sixth Symposium of Optoelectronics, 1999, Bucharest, Romania
Abstract
A new application of glass surface treatment is presented here. Fine polishing of optical fiber end, core/cladding surface, is performed. A small power monomode longitudinal 10 W cw CO2 laser is used. A decrease of the roughness form about 5 microns to hundreds of nanometers was achieved. The microstructure of the surfaces has been studied using atomic force microscopy. Applications of polished fiber surfaces are given.
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Hamdi Orun, Hamdi Orun, Mircea V. Udrea, Mircea V. Udrea, Ali Alacakir, Ali Alacakir, } "Polishing of optical fibers using a CO2 laser", Proc. SPIE 4068, SIOEL '99: Sixth Symposium on Optoelectronics, (23 February 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.378727; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.378727
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