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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1278–1283

Light-Induced Self-Writing Welding of Optical Fiber

Carole Ecoffet and Daniel J. Lougnot

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 28, Issue 8, pp. 1278-1283 (2010)

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We developed a process based on the self-focusing principle for the fabrication of a photopolymer junction between two optical fibers ends. Photopolymerization is initiated by a green laser light injected in both fibers, whereas a red inactinic beam monitors the coupling ratio between the fibers. This setup is well adapted to the real-time analysis of the junction formation and may be seen as a new tool of investigation of the formation of the self-writing photopolymer elements.

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Carole Ecoffet and Daniel J. Lougnot, "Light-Induced Self-Writing Welding of Optical Fiber," J. Lightwave Technol. 28, 1278-1283 (2010)

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