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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4489–4491

Fiber inline Michelson interferometer fabricated by a femtosecond laser

Lei Yuan, Tao Wei, Qun Han, Hanzheng Wang, Jie Huang, Lan Jiang, and Hai Xiao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4489-4491 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004489


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Abstract

A fiber inline Michelson interferometer was fabricated by micromachining a step structure at the tip of a single-mode optical fiber using a femtosecond laser. The step structure splits the fiber core into two reflection paths and produces an interference signal. A fringe visibility of 18 dB was achieved. Temperature sensing up to 1000°C was demonstrated using the fabricated assembly-free device.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: August 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2012
Published: October 25, 2012

Citation
Lei Yuan, Tao Wei, Qun Han, Hanzheng Wang, Jie Huang, Lan Jiang, and Hai Xiao, "Fiber inline Michelson interferometer fabricated by a femtosecond laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 4489-4491 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-21-4489


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