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Chemical etching concave cone end fiber for core fibers alignment
Author(s): N-E. Demagh; A. Guessoum; H. Aissat
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Paper Abstract

Concave cone fabricated by chemical etching process similar to previous technique used to make fiber tips (convex cone) is presented. Typically, optical fibers are etched in a fluorhydric (HF) solution with a thin layer of oil floating on top of the HF. The present investigation shows that concave cone etched fiber (CCEF) can be obtained by following the beginning of etching process. Comprehensive measurements of the dependence of the width and height of taper angle of the concave cone are plotted. The results of this investigation have led to an optimum approach for fiber cores alignment that is suitable for use in connecting fibers for efficient coupling between single-mode fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5855, 17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, (23 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.623472
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N-E. Demagh, Ferhat Abbas Univ. (Algeria)
A. Guessoum, Ferhat Abbas Univ. (Algeria)
H. Aissat, Ferhat Abbas Univ. (Algeria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5855:
17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Marc Voet; Reinhardt Willsch; Wolfgang Ecke; Julian Jones; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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