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Fiber taper sensors fabrication with arbitrary profiles using a modified flame-brush approach
Author(s): A. Felipe; G. Espíndola; Y. Wang; L. H. Negri; H. J. Kalinowski; A. S. Paterno
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Paper Abstract

This work reports a method to fabricate fiber taper sensors with arbitrary profiles. It is based on the approximation of the desired taper profile function by a series of step functions. As a consequence, monotonic taper transition profiles can be constructed with a number of flame-brush passes, each one supposedly producing a stepwise uniform reduction of the fiber diameter. Differently from what is done in other methods, constant speeds in all the translation stages are used in the process. A non-symmetrical arbitrary taper profile was fabricated in a singlemode fiber to demonstrate the feasibility of the method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 842180 (7 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.975108
Show Author Affiliations
A. Felipe, Santa Catarina State Univ. (Brazil)
G. Espíndola, Santa Catarina State Univ. (Brazil)
Y. Wang, Santa Catarina State Univ. (Brazil)
L. H. Negri, Santa Catarina State Univ. (Brazil)
H. J. Kalinowski, Federal Univ. of Technology, Paraná (Brazil)
A. S. Paterno, Santa Catarina State Univ. (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8421:
OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Yanbiao Liao; Wei Jin; David D. Sampson; Ryozo Yamauchi; Youngjoo Chung; Kentaro Nakamura; Yunjiang Rao, Editor(s)

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