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Patterning polymer surfaces with laser radiation for fiber chip coupling
Author(s): Tomas R. Sterkenburgh; Hilmar Franke; Werner F. Frank; W. Garen; M. G. Becker
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Paper Abstract

Computer controlled laser beam recording techniques are used for the fabrication of V-shaped grooves in polymers. With a CO2-laser patterns are recorded which are suitable for the embedding of multimode polymer fibers with core diameters above 300 micrometers . Using a KrF excimer laser in a cylindric lens configuration V-grooves in PMMA are produced, where shape, width and depth of the grooves are highly reproducible and the parameters may be controlled by pulse energy and number of pulses with an accuracy of less than a micrometer. This method appears attractive for mounting monomode fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2042, Photopolymers and Applications in Holography, Optical Data Storage, Optical Sensors, and Interconnects, (20 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.166323
Show Author Affiliations
Tomas R. Sterkenburgh, Univ. Duisburg (Germany)
Hilmar Franke, Univ. Duisburg (Germany)
Werner F. Frank, German Telekom Research Ctr. (Germany)
W. Garen, FH-Ostfriesland (Germany)
M. G. Becker, FH-Ostfriesland (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2042:
Photopolymers and Applications in Holography, Optical Data Storage, Optical Sensors, and Interconnects
Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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