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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 25 — Dec. 15, 2003
  • pp: 3412–3417

Microstructured fiber splicing

Bruno Bourliaguet, Claude Paré, Frédéric Émond, André Croteau, Antoine Proulx, and Réal Vallée  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 25, pp. 3412-3417 (2003)

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We present experimental results on Microstructured Optical Fiber (MOF) splicing with a simple method relying on conventional electric-arc splicers. The results are presented in terms of fusion losses and tensile strength. An electric-arc splicing system is used to demonstrate its effectiveness in splicing MOFs together as well as splicing MOF with a single mode fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(000.2170) General : Equipment and techniques
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: October 21, 2003
Revised Manuscript: December 2, 2003
Published: December 15, 2003

Bruno Bourliaguet, Claude Paré, Frédéric �?mond, André Croteau, Antoine Proulx, and Réal Vallée, "Microstructured fiber splicing," Opt. Express 11, 3412-3417 (2003)

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