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Optical coupling optimization for fiber lasers and devices
Author(s): B. S. Wang; E. W. Mies
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Paper Abstract

We review fundamental waveguide optics at a fiber joint between dissimilar specialty fibers and its diffusion characteristics when the joint experiences thermal treatment. We then describe optical coupling techniques including thermal diffusion and fiber tapering in order to achieve minimum transmission loss through the fiber joint. We discuss the optical coupling property change due to diffusion and the effect of fiber taper ratio and taper length with application examples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7134, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices V, 71341I (11 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.803584
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B. S. Wang, Vytran LLC (United States)
E. W. Mies, Vytran LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7134:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices V
Ming-Jun Li; Ping Shum; Ian H. White; Xingkun Wu, Editor(s)

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