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Novel applications of monomode fiber tapers
Author(s): Frank P. Payne; Harry S. MacKenzie
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Paper Abstract

Adiabatically tapered single-mode fibers provide a novel and effective method of gaining access to the optical field inside an optical fiber. The fabrication of low-loss tapered fibers with waist diameters of less than one micron is described. By surrounding a tapered fiber with laser-dye solution, compact very efficient amplifiers, saturable absorbers, and super- fluorescent sources have been demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1504, Fiber-Optic Metrology and Standards, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46980
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Frank P. Payne, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)
Harry S. MacKenzie, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1504:
Fiber-Optic Metrology and Standards
Oliverio D.D. Soares, Editor(s)

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