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Nanogrinding of microprofiles and microlenses on optical fibers endfaces for use in optical-fiber sensors
Author(s): Yousef A. Gharbia; Gareth Milton; Jayantha Katupitiya
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents nanogrinding as an alternative technique for the fabrication of optical fiber micro profiles. Grinding of these lenses is carried out on a nanogrinding machine (NGM) specially built for this purpose. Cleaved single mode optical fibers with core diameter of 9 &mgr;m and outside diameter of 125 &mgr;m were used. Optical fiber endfaces with a multitude of micro profiles were successfully made. This includes conical lenses, tapered lenses, D-shaped endfaces, and fibers with oblique endfaces. The results are presented in the form of optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy images of the produced lenses.

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Date Published: 2 July 2007
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 6619, Third European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 66192R (2 July 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738542
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Yousef A. Gharbia, Dhofar Univ. (Oman)
Gareth Milton, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Jayantha Katupitiya, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6619:
Third European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
Antonello Cutolo; Brian Culshaw; José Miguel López-Higuera, Editor(s)

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