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Angularly-polished optical fiber tips
Author(s): Robert M. Bunch; Joseph P. Caughey
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Paper Abstract

A technique was developed to polish the tips of standard communication optical fibers at angles ranging from 35 to 55. This study was initiated to determine the feasibility of making right-angle fiber optic (elbow) connectors. The process used to polish the fiber ends at various angles and the experiments performed to characterize the light output will be discussed. A simple ray-optic computer model was used to analyze the measured light output profiles from the polished ends. 1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1396, Applications of Optical Engineering: Proceedings of OE/Midwest '90, (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25838
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Robert M. Bunch, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (United States)
Joseph P. Caughey, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1396:
Applications of Optical Engineering: Proceedings of OE/Midwest '90
Rudolph P. Guzik; Hans E. Eppinger; Richard E. Gillespie; Mary Kathryn Dubiel; James E. Pearson, Editor(s)

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