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Microlens - Ended Fibres: A New Fabrication Technique
Author(s): Vera Russo; Giancarlo C. Righini; Stefano Sottini; Silvana Trigari
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Paper Abstract

The formation of spherical or elliptical terminations on optical fibres by heating produces an integral microlens element which can be used to improve the coupling efficiency between a laser diode and a fibre or between two fibres, or to focus the output beam for biome-dical applications. A novel fabrication technique is outlined, which uses the laser light energy delivered by the fibre itself. The method is easy and reliable, and is applicable to all types of multimode fibres, even of large core diameter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0405, Optical Fibers in the Biomedical Field, (26 March 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.935645
Show Author Affiliations
Vera Russo, C.N.R. (Italy)
Giancarlo C. Righini, C.N.R. (Italy)
Stefano Sottini, C.N.R. (Italy)
Silvana Trigari, C.N.R. (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0405:
Optical Fibers in the Biomedical Field
Didier Boucher, Editor(s)

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