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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 1998
  • pp: 8426–8428

Fiber-optic contact microsoldering device

Jonathan H. Herringer and Nicholas Djeu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 36, pp. 8426-8428 (1998)

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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

OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(350.5340) Other areas of optics : Photothermal effects

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)

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