Novel method for the fabrication of long optical fiber tapers

Vukovic, N., Broderick, N.G.R., Petrovich, M.N. and Brambilla, G. (2008) Novel method for the fabrication of long optical fiber tapers. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 20, (14), 1264-1266. (doi:10.1109/LPT.2008.926037).


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We report a novel fiber taper facility that allows the fabrication of fiber tapers between a few centimeters and tens of meters in length and that can be used for standard and microstructured optical fibers (MOFs). Efficient reduction of error in diameter variation is achieved using the velocity control feedback loop. The experimental results of the tapering of both the step index fiber and the MOF are presented. The observed outer diameter tracking error over the taper length was within 1%.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1041-1135 (print)
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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Electronics and Computer Science
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 63374
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:45

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