A simple fabrication method for spherical lensed fiber array (SLFA) is developed. All fibers of SLFA are handled collectively through the etching and polishing processes. Far-field patterns were measured. Tip radii of curvature were 10±1?m.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
A. Sugimura, M. Sasaki, M. Saito, T. Sonobe, and N. Imaizumi, "Collectively Fabricated Spherical Lensed Fiber Array Based on Chemical Etching and Polishing Techniques," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper JThA4.
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