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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: 30–38

Rapid fabrication of micro-nanometric tapered fiber lens and characterization by a novel scanning optical microscope with submicron resolution

Shouguo Zheng, Xinhua Zeng, Wei Luo, Safi Jradi, Jérôme Plain, Miao Li, Philippe Renaud-Goud, Régis Deturche, Zengfu Wang, Jieting Kou, Renaud Bachelot, and Pascal Royer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 30-38 (2013)

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In numerous applications of optical scanning microscopy, a reference tapered fiber lens with high symmetry at sub-wavelength scale remains a challenge. Here, we demonstrate the ability to manufacture it with a wide range of geometry control, either for the length from several hundred nanometers to several hundred microns, or for the curvature radius from several tens of nanometers to several microns on the endface of a single mode fiber. On this basis, a scanning optical microscope has been developed, which allows for fast characterization of various sub-wavelength tapered fiber lenses. Focal position and depth of microlenses with different geometries have been determined to be ranged from several hundreds of nanometers to several microns. FDTD calculations are consistent with experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses
(110.2350) Imaging systems : Fiber optics imaging
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy

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Original Manuscript: September 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2012
Published: January 2, 2013

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Shouguo Zheng, Xinhua Zeng, Wei Luo, Safi Jradi, Jérôme Plain, Miao Li, Philippe Renaud-Goud, Régis Deturche, Zengfu Wang, Jieting Kou, Renaud Bachelot, and Pascal Royer, "Rapid fabrication of micro-nanometric tapered fiber lens and characterization by a novel scanning optical microscope with submicron resolution," Opt. Express 21, 30-38 (2013)

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