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Polishing of optical fibers using a CO2 laser
Author(s): Hamdi Orun; Mircea V. Udrea; Ali Alacakir
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Paper Abstract

A new application of glass surface treatment is presented here. Fine polishing of optical fiber end, core/cladding surface, is performed. A small power monomode longitudinal 10 W cw CO2 laser is used. A decrease of the roughness form about 5 microns to hundreds of nanometers was achieved. The microstructure of the surfaces has been studied using atomic force microscopy. Applications of polished fiber surfaces are given.

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Date Published: 23 February 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4068, SIOEL '99: Sixth Symposium on Optoelectronics, (23 February 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.378727
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Hamdi Orun, Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey)
Mircea V. Udrea, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics (Romania)
Ali Alacakir, Ankara Nuclear Research and Training Ctr. (Turkey)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4068:
SIOEL '99: Sixth Symposium on Optoelectronics
Teodor Necsoiu; Maria Robu; Dan C. Dumitras, Editor(s)

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