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  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 6 — Oct. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1065–1076

A generalized heat-brush approach for precise control of the waist profile in fiber tapers

Chams Baker and Martin Rochette  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 6, pp. 1065-1076 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.1.001065


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Abstract

We present a generalized heat-brush tapering approach in which the ratio of the feed and draw velocities changes within each tapering sweep. This approach allows for controlled and precise shaping of tapers with an arbitrary waist profile and dissimilar transition regions as demonstrated experimentally. A quantitative analysis of the mismatch error after each tapering sweep is also provided.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Materials for Fiber Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2011
Published: September 2, 2011

Citation
Chams Baker and Martin Rochette, "A generalized heat-brush approach for precise control of the waist profile in fiber tapers," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 1065-1076 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-1-6-1065


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