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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 15 — Jul. 21, 2008
  • pp: 11568–11573

Low loss fusion splicing of micron scale silica fibers

Parama Pal and Wayne H. Knox  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 15, pp. 11568-11573 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.011568


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Abstract

Tapered micron-sized optical fibers may be important in the future for development of microscale integrated photonic devices. Complex photonic circuits require many devices and a robust technique for interconnection. We demonstrate splicing of four micron diameter step-index air-clad silica microfibers using a CO2 laser. We obtain splice losses lower than 0.3%. Compared with evanescent coupling of microfibers, our splices are more mechanically stable and efficient.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2008
Published: July 21, 2008

Citation
Parama Pal and Wayne H. Knox, "Low loss fusion splicing of micron scale silica fibers," Opt. Express 16, 11568-11573 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-15-11568


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