Monitoring techniques for the manufacture of tapered optical fibers

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dc.contributor.author Mullaney, Kevin
dc.contributor.author Goncalves Correia, Ricardo
dc.contributor.author Staines, Stephen E.
dc.contributor.author James, Stephen W.
dc.contributor.author Tatam, Ralph P.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-02T08:25:29Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-02T08:25:29Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10-01
dc.identifier.citation Kevin Mullaney, Ricardo Correia, Stephen E. Staines, Stephen W. James, and Ralph P. Tatam. Monitoring techniques for the manufacture of tapered optical fibers. Environmental Technology, Vol. 54, Issue 28, pp8531-8536 (2015) en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 1559-128X
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.54.008531
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/10488
dc.description.abstract The use of a range of optical techniques to monitor the process of fabricating optical fiber tapers is investigated. Thermal imaging was used to optimize the alignment of the optical system; the transmission spectrum of the fiber was monitored to confirm that the tapers had the required optical properties and the strain induced in the fiber during tapering was monitored using in-line optical fiber Bragg gratings. Tapers were fabricated with diameters down to 5 μm and with waist lengths of 20 mm using single-mode SMF-28 fiber. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher OSA Publishing en_UK
dc.rights © 2015 Optical Society of America. This is the Author Accepted Manuscript. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modifications of the content of this paper are prohibited.
dc.title Monitoring techniques for the manufacture of tapered optical fibers en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


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