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Low loss arc splicing of silica microfibers
Author(s): Chih-Da Chang; Shih-Min Chuo; Lon A. Wang
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrated the splicing of 2 μm diameter microfibers by using a modified arc discharge device. Two microfibers were aligned with the help of van der Waals forces before fusing them together by arc discharging. Most splicing losses were below 1 dB, and the lowest was 0.16 dB. A spliced microfiber did not induce undesired wavelength selection because arc splicing was a complete joining technique which is different from evanescent coupling. Simulation results show splicing coupling has better averaged coupling efficiencies than evanescent one over various overlapping lengths, and the measured results show consistency.

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Date Published: 17 May 2011
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7753, 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 775367 (17 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.886087
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Chih-Da Chang, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Shih-Min Chuo, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Lon A. Wang, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7753:
21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Jacques Albert; Wojtek J. Bock, Editor(s)

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