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Laser-fabricated fiber optical taps for interconnects and optical data processing devices
Author(s): Kamran Imen; Changhun H. Lee; Y. Y. Yang; Susan Davis Allen; Anjan K. Ghosh
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Paper Abstract

A CW CO2 laser is used to etch micron-scale taps in the cladding of multimode silica optical fibers. The smooth surfaces of the etched grooves directionaly radiate a small fraction of the propagating light energy which can be easily and precisely controlled via the laser parameters. The radiation pattern from the tap is in reasonably good agreement with initial theoretical calculations. This technique allows computer controlled rapid and inexpensive fabrication of high quality fiber optical taps which are needed to realize new fiber optical systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1365, Components for Fiber Optic Applications V, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24661
Show Author Affiliations
Kamran Imen, Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Changhun H. Lee, Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Y. Y. Yang, Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Susan Davis Allen, Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Anjan K. Ghosh, Univ. of Iowa (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1365:
Components for Fiber Optic Applications V
Paul M. Kopera, Editor(s)

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