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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1985
  • pp: 3134–3139

Microlenses on the end of single-mode optical fibers for laser applications

Kyung S. Lee and Frank S. Barnes  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 19, pp. 3134-3139 (1985)

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Various microlenses are fabricated on the end of single-mode fibers using a photolithographic technique. The radii of these lenses are in the 2.6–20-μm range. The beam waist and beam waist position of these lenses are measured and compared to theoretical values derived for Gaussian beams under a paraxial ray approximation. Beam spot sizes of <0.75 μm have been achieved at 830 nm.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 11, 1985
Published: October 1, 1985

Kyung S. Lee and Frank S. Barnes, "Microlenses on the end of single-mode optical fibers for laser applications," Appl. Opt. 24, 3134-3139 (1985)

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