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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2006
  • pp: 169–171

Characterization of a fiber lens

Enbang Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 169-171 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000169


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Abstract

A practical method for characterizing microstructure fiber lenses in the near field is described. By detecting the optical power of the light reflected by a mirror and coupled back into the single-mode fiber, one can accurately determine the focal point and the working distance of a fiber lens. The approach is relatively simple and easy to implement. The accuracy in determining the focal point and working distance is better than 2%.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Citation
Enbang Li, "Characterization of a fiber lens," Opt. Lett. 31, 169-171 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-2-169

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