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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2004
  • pp: 29–32

Simple optical profiling of complex guiding structures

Anatoly Efimov, Antoinette J. Taylor, Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, Jonathan C. Knight, William J. Wadsworth, and Philip St. J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 1, pp. 29-32 (2004)

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Working with complex guiding structures such as holey fibers requires coupling light into the input face of the structure. We use a simple in vivo technique to determine the scale, morphology, and orientation of the input cleave of the fiber without resorting to separate and more complex methods like optical imaging or scanning electron microscopy. Further, after obtaining the transverse scan of the fiber tip one can precisely position the focal spot anywhere relative to the fiber structure.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(220.4840) Optical design and fabrication : Testing
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

Original Manuscript: July 23, 2003
Revised Manuscript: September 29, 2003
Published: January 1, 2004

Anatoly Efimov, Antoinette J. Taylor, Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, Jonathan C. Knight, William J. Wadsworth, and Philip St. J. Russell, "Simple optical profiling of complex guiding structures," Appl. Opt. 43, 29-32 (2004)

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