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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2012
  • pp: 5845–5849

Theory, experiment, and application of optical fiber etching

Yinquan Yuan, Lina Wang, Liyun Ding, and Chenhui Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 24, pp. 5845-5849 (2012)

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Based on fiber Bragg grating (FBG), an online monitoring system for the etching process of optical fiber in a hydrofluoric (HF) acid solution has been designed. The variation curves of the wavelength shifts of FBGs with etching time at three different temperatures have been obtained and analyzed theoretically. The results show that the etching process of optical fiber in HF acid solution can be understood by the variation of the wavelength shift of FBG with etching time. Finally, required tapered fiber tips can be made by controlling the etching velocity and the pulling velocity of optical fiber from the etching solution.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 2012
Published: August 15, 2012

Yinquan Yuan, Lina Wang, Liyun Ding, and Chenhui Wu, "Theory, experiment, and application of optical fiber etching," Appl. Opt. 51, 5845-5849 (2012)

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