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Novel 3-axis optical fiber alignment system
Author(s): S. Salinas-Almaguer; Candelario Guajardo-Gonzalez; Francisco Betancourt-Ibarra; Carlos Martinez-Hernandez; Romeo Selvas
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a 3-Axis enhanced alignment system for optical fiber. The arrangement uses in one of its axis a vision recognition system which employs Canny edge detector and Phase correlation. The other two-axis are aligned by controlling a couple stepper motors through displacement algorithms. The setup uses a commercial multimodal transmitter and receiver, multimode fiber, a digital microscope, three stepping motors and software. This automatic system takes an alignment time of 20 seconds and up to 70% of coupling power efficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 2010
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7839, 2nd Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications (WSOF-2), 783926 (14 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.869390
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S. Salinas-Almaguer, Univ. Autónoma de Nuevo León (Mexico)
Candelario Guajardo-Gonzalez, Univ. Autónoma de Nuevo León (Mexico)
Francisco Betancourt-Ibarra, Univ. Autónoma de Nuevo León (Mexico)
Carlos Martinez-Hernandez, Univ. Autónoma de Nuevo León (Mexico)
Romeo Selvas, Univ. Autónoma de Nuevo León (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7839:
2nd Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications (WSOF-2)
Juan Hernández-Cordero; Ismael Torres-Gómez; Alexis Méndez, Editor(s)

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