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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2952–2954

Fabrication of an optical fiber reflective notch coupler

Cathy M. Rushworth, Dean James, Charlie J. V. Jones, and Claire Vallance  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 15, pp. 2952-2954 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002952


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Abstract

A method of fabricating a reflective notch coupler in an optical fiber has been developed. The coupler consists of a 45 ° microprism that penetrates into the core of a multimode optical fiber. One face, at 90 ° to the fiber axis, is nonreflective, and one face, at 45 ° to the fiber axis, is reflective. Our method of fabricating a notch and selectively mirroring only the 45 ° face is low-cost, precise, and easily scalable. The coupler allows near-100% coupling of light into an optical fiber from the side, while allowing coupling of any desired fraction of light out from the core at a 90 ° angle on the opposite side of the fiber.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(220.5450) Optical design and fabrication : Polishing
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2011
Published: August 1, 2011

Citation
Cathy M. Rushworth, Dean James, Charlie J. V. Jones, and Claire Vallance, "Fabrication of an optical fiber reflective notch coupler," Opt. Lett. 36, 2952-2954 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-15-2952

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