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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 6 — Mar. 24, 2003
  • pp: 535–540

Analysis and removal of fracture damage during and subsequent to holey fiber cleaving

S. T. Huntington, K. Lyytikainen, and J. Canning  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 6, pp. 535-540 (2003)

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The damage caused by cleaving holey fibers is investigated as a function of cleaving force. Comparisons are made with standard optical fibers and holey fibers. Optimum cleaving forces are determined for a number of holey fiber air fractions and fiber diameters. A simple technique for removing cleave damage is also presented.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 6, 2003
Revised Manuscript: March 11, 2003
Published: March 24, 2003

S. Huntington, K. Lyytikainen, and J. Canning, "Analysis and removal of fracture damage during and subsequent to holey fiber cleaving," Opt. Express 11, 535-540 (2003)

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