OSA's Digital Library

Journal of Lightwave Technology

Journal of Lightwave Technology

| A JOINT IEEE/OSA PUBLICATION

  • Vol. 25, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1169–1176

Theoretical, Numerical, and Experimental Analysis of Optical Fiber Tapering

Shicheng Xue, Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Geoff W. Barton, and Philip Hambley

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 25, Issue 5, pp. 1169-1176 (2007)


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (494 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations
  • Export Citation/Save Click for help

Abstract

An optical fiber taper is fabricated by heating and stretching a fiber. The resulting taper shape is important as it strongly affects optical performance. In this paper, the tapering process of solid optical fiber is modeled and analyzed under several heating and stretching conditions. The fiber material is assumed to be of non-Newtonian inelastic type. The results show that for a given heating profile, the shape of a tapered fiber is independent of the material properties and the stretching conditions applied at the fiber ends, and a section of uniform waist can be formed as long as the extensional deformation rate in a section of the heating zone is position-independent. Different shapes of fiber tapers can only be achieved by using different heating profiles. Therefore, spatially uniform heating of the fiber within the heating zone is of critical importance for producing a taper with a uniform waist. This is particularly true if the fiber material has a low deformation temperature.

© 2007 IEEE

Citation
Shicheng Xue, Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Geoff W. Barton, and Philip Hambley, "Theoretical, Numerical, and Experimental Analysis of Optical Fiber Tapering," J. Lightwave Technol. 25, 1169-1176 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-25-5-1169

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited