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Interferometric and tomographic investigations of polymer microtips fabricated at the extremity of optical fibers
Author(s): Malgorzata Kujawinska; Vincent Parat; Michal Dudek; Bartlomiej Siwicki; Slawomir Wojcik; Gregory Baethge; Brahim Dahmani
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present a simple method of manufacturing micrometer-sized polymer elements at the extremity of both single mode and multimode optical fibers and its possible modifications in order to provide requested functionalities. We show that the knowledge about 3D distribution of refractive index and birefringence in these elements is required and that interferometric and elastooptics tomography are the methods which provide these data. Exemplary polymer microtips manufactured from the polymeric material with different concentration of heptafluorobutyric acid are investigated in tomographic systems and the obtained results are discussed in reference to the theoretically expected refractive index distributions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8494, Interferometry XVI: Applications, 849404 (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.940779
Show Author Affiliations
Malgorzata Kujawinska, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Vincent Parat, LovaLite (France)
Michal Dudek, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Bartlomiej Siwicki, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Slawomir Wojcik, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Gregory Baethge, LovaLite (France)
Brahim Dahmani, LovaLite (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8494:
Interferometry XVI: Applications
Cosme Furlong; Christophe Gorecki; Erik L. Novak, Editor(s)

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