20 May 2013 Asymmetric fiber tapers fabricated with a pulsed CO2 laser
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Proceedings Volume 8794, Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors; 879422 (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2026036
Event: Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 2013, Krakow, Poland
Abstract
This work reports the fabrication of asymmetric fiber tapers using a pulsed CO2 laser as a heat source. The laser has its beam focused on the side of the fiber by using a moveable mirror and a convergent lens while the softened fiber is stretched by a translation stage. The tapering process uses a superposition of step tapers that are produced after sweeping the laser spot over a previously calculated length of the fiber. Constant speeds in all the translation stages are used in the process. A pulsed laser source with a low cost power control is also used to fabricate asymmetric tapers having a relatively low loss.
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A. S. Paterno, R. Kremer, D. S. Matos, R. Zolet, A. Felipe, H. J. Kalinowski, "Asymmetric fiber tapers fabricated with a pulsed CO2 laser", Proc. SPIE 8794, Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 879422 (20 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026036; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2026036
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