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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2003
  • pp: 785–791

Fabrication of micro optics on coreless fiber segments

Eric G. Johnson, Jared Stack, Thomas J. Suleski, Charles Koehler, and William Delaney  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 5, pp. 785-791 (2003)

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Fabrication of micro optics for fiber optics applications is a challenge due to their size and the issues associated with alignment of the optics to single-mode fibers. This study summarizes a method for fabricating diffractive optical elements on the ends of coreless fiber segments for passive alignment to single-mode fibers. Results are presented for passively aligned diffractive lens elements used for both collimation and beam shaping.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components

Original Manuscript: August 14, 2002
Revised Manuscript: October 31, 2002
Published: February 10, 2003

Eric G. Johnson, Jared Stack, Thomas J. Suleski, Charles Koehler, and William Delaney, "Fabrication of micro optics on coreless fiber segments," Appl. Opt. 42, 785-791 (2003)

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