We report a novel fibre taper facility that allows tapering in the intermediate range of lengths of both standard and microstructured optical fibres. In particular, we examine issues related to the diameter fluctuations during tapering.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
N. Vukovic, N. G. Broderick, M. Petrovich, and G. Brambilla, "Fabrication of Metre-Long Fibre Tapers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CThV5.
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