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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), pp. 1264-1266.

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Abstract

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%.

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Published date: 15 July 2008
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre, Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 63374
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/63374
ISSN: 1041-1135
PURE UUID: 77c9abc8-a94c-45b3-a3e6-4aeeedbb985b

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Date deposited: 13 Oct 2008
Last modified: 30 Sep 2017 15:47

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Author: N. Vukovic
Author: N.G.R. Broderick
Author: M.N. Petrovich
Author: G. Brambilla

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