A fiber-optic contact microsoldering device was demonstrated. It consists of a crystalline fiber with a tapered absorbing tip grown directly onto one end. A tapered tip with a 20-μm end enables the soldering of components with lead spacing as small as 50 μm.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 8, 1998
Revised Manuscript: September 9, 1998
Published: December 20, 1998
Jonathan H. Herringer and Nicholas Djeu, "Fiber-optic contact microsoldering device," Appl. Opt. 37, 8426-8428 (1998)