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Fabricating subwavelength fiber taper using a CO2 laser
Author(s): Lei Zhang; Lisa Liu; Zhiping Cai; Chenchun Ye; Guobing Wen
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Paper Abstract

A fabricating system of fiber tapers using a CO2 laser as its heat source has been developed. According to the self-regulating effect of the CO2 laser in the process of melt-drawn fiber, the relation between the required CO2 laser power and the moving distance of the motorized stage in the fabrication process of fiber taper is found. The dependence of the required laser power and the moving distance of one motorized stage running is of approximately linear increment, which largely simplifies the computer control. With the relation plus regulating the other parameters, a 1.3 μm diameter fiber taper is fabricated. The tapers fabricated by our system have good shape and size for optical device applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5623, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices, (10 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.575998
Show Author Affiliations
Lei Zhang, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Lisa Liu, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Zhiping Cai, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Chenchun Ye, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Guobing Wen, Xiamen Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5623:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices
Yan Sun; Shuisheng Jian; Sang Bae Lee; Katsunari Okamoto, Editor(s)

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