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Precision technique for side-polished fiber fabrication
Author(s): Gennadi V. Mishakov; Victor I. Sokolov
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Paper Abstract

The precision technique for side polishing of single-mode quartz fibers is developed. The technique comprises cutting curved groove in silica block, gluing a section of bare fiber into the groove, and subsequent grinding and polishing of the silica block/fiber assembly. We succeeded in fabricating up to six side-polished fibers in one block with effective interaction length 2-4 mm. The accuracy of polishing depth was achieved at 1 micrometers using in-situ monitoring of transmission of 1.3 micrometers laser light through the fiber. The developed technique combines high accuracy, reproducibility and low cost in commercial production. Side- polished single-mode fibers fabricated with this technique can find application as elements of Bragg grating transmission filters, narrowband reflectors, optical add/drop multiplexers, couplers, polarizers, sensors, etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4644, Seventh International Conference on Laser and Laser-Information Technologies, (30 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.464186
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Gennadi V. Mishakov, Institute on Laser and Information Technologies (Russia)
Victor I. Sokolov, Institute on Laser and Information Technologies (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4644:
Seventh International Conference on Laser and Laser-Information Technologies
Vladislav Ya. Panchenko; Vladimir S. Golubev, Editor(s)

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