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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 1992
  • pp: 1252–1256

Low-loss in-line microfilter fabricated by precision trench machining

Shinsuke Matsui, Tadao Saito, and Juichi Noda  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 1252-1256 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.31.001252


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Abstract

A machining technique has been developed that enables a narrow, smooth damage-free walled trench to be cut into an optical fiber engraved in a silica substrate by using a fine silica powder effect. This technique allows a very low insertion loss (0.21 dB) in-line microfilter to be made by inserting a thin filter plate into a trench cut into an optical fiber already fixed to a substrate.

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Original Manuscript: May 31, 1991
Published: March 20, 1992

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Shinsuke Matsui, Tadao Saito, and Juichi Noda, "Low-loss in-line microfilter fabricated by precision trench machining," Appl. Opt. 31, 1252-1256 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-31-9-1252


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