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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1762–1763

Teflon Feedthrough for Coupling Optical Fibers Into Ultrahigh Vacuum Systems

Eric R.I. Abraham and Eric A. Cornell  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 10, pp. 1762-1763 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.001762


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Abstract

We present an inexpensive, reusable method of introducing optical fibers into ultrahigh vacuum systems. A Teflon ferrule with a center-drilled hole slightly larger than the fiber diameter replaces the metal ferrules of a standard Swagelok connector. The Swagelok connector when tightened compresses the Teflon to form a vacuum seal for pressures of ≤2 × 10<sup>−10</sup> Torr.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.3110) General : Instruments, apparatus, and components common to the sciences
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers

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Eric R.I. Abraham and Eric A. Cornell, "Teflon Feedthrough for Coupling Optical Fibers Into Ultrahigh Vacuum Systems," Appl. Opt. 37, 1762-1763 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-10-1762


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References

  1. M. J. Renn, D. Montgomery, O. Vdovin, D. Z. Anderson, C. E. Wieman, and E. A. Cornell, “Laser-guided atoms in hollow-core optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3253–3256 (1995).
  2. Swagelok and Teflon are trade names that are used here for identification purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement by the authors or their institutions.

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