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CLEO: Science and Innovations
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 1-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-910-7
Nanowires—Novel Material and Device Concepts (CME)

Cross-Sectional Geometry Control of Low-Loss Biconical Fiber Tapers Using Hydrofluoric Acid Flow Etching

Eric J. Zhang, Jared C. Mikkelsen, and Joyce Poon  »View Author Affiliations


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We present an etch method for fabricating low-loss biconical fiber tapers. Surface tension driven flows of hydrofluoric acid etch the fibers to sub-micron diameters. Varying the immersion depth controls the taper cross-section shape and ellipticity.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(230.2285) Optical devices : Fiber devices and optical amplifiers
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

E. J. Zhang, J. C. Mikkelsen, and J. Poon, "Cross-Sectional Geometry Control of Low-Loss Biconical Fiber Tapers Using Hydrofluoric Acid Flow Etching," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CME2.

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