Angle cleaving optical fibers using a CO2 laser

Author(s)

Paviolo, Chiara; Jayawardhana, Sasani; Wade, Scott A.; Stoddart, Paul R.

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Abstract

A CO2 laser at λ = 9.3 μm was used to cleave optical fibers at a given angle. The defects that might occur during the process are explained and resolved. The good surface quality obtained on the cleaved surface is demonstrated by SEM and AFM images.

Publication year

2010

Publication type

Conference paper

Source

CD-ROM 19th Australian Institute of Physics Congress, incorporating the 35th Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 05-09 December 2010 / E. Barberio, P. Hannaford and D. Moss (eds.)

Publisher

ACOFT/AOS

ISBN

9780977565764

Copyright

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This paper was also published in conference proceedings by IEEE. See http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/197281

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