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Characterization of arbitrary fiber taper profiles with optical microscopy and image processing algorithms
Author(s): Heric D. Farias; Renan Sebem; Aleksander S. Paterno
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Paper Abstract

This work reports results from the development of a software to process the parameters involved in the characterization of fiber taper profiles, while using optical microscopy, a high-definition camera and a high- precision translation stage as the moveable base on which the taper is positioned. In addition to this procedure, image processing algorithms were customized to process the acquired images. With edge detection algorithms in the stitched image, one would be able to characterize the given taper radius curve that represents the taper profile when the camera has a sufficient resolution. As a consequence, the proposed fiber taper characterization procedure is a first step towards a high-resolution characterization of fiber taper diameters with arbitrary profiles, specially this case, in which tapers are fabricated with the stepwise technique that allows the production of non- biconical profiles. The parameters of the stitched images depends on the used microscope objective and the length of the characterized tapers. A non-biconical arbitrary taper is measured as an example for the illustration of the developed software and procedure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9286, Second International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 92860G (22 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2061226
Show Author Affiliations
Heric D. Farias, Univ. Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil)
Renan Sebem, Univ. Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil)
Aleksander S. Paterno, Univ. Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9286:
Second International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
Manuel Filipe P. C. Martins Costa; Rogério Nunes Nogueira, Editor(s)

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