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Chinese Optics Letters

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  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 012301–

An investigation on optical microfiber reflector with low reflectance

Yang Yu, Xueliang Zhang, Zhangqi Song, Zhengtong Wei, and Zhou Meng  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 012301- (2014)


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Abstract

The backscattering characteristics of optical microfiber (OM) are experimentally studied by controlling heating temperature and cooling method during the OM fabrication process. OM samples with various reflectances from 0.1% to 1% are achieved. An OM with waist length of 5 mm, waist diameter of 1 \mu m, and approximately 0.5% reflectance is used as the end reflector of a fiber Fabry-Perol (F-P) interferometer. A piezoelectric ceramic transducer (PZT) fiber phase modulator is used to test the sensing performance of the fiber F-P interferometer. Experimental results verify that the OM with low reflectance can be used as a reflector in the F-P interferometer.

© 2014 Chinese Optics Letters

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

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Yang Yu, Xueliang Zhang, Zhangqi Song, Zhengtong Wei, and Zhou Meng, "An investigation on optical microfiber reflector with low reflectance," Chin. Opt. Lett. 12, 012301- (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-12-1-012301

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