Fabrication of micro-channels in optical fibers using femtosecond laser pulses and selective chemical etching

Lai, Yicheng, Zhou, Kaiming, Dubov, Mykhaylo, Zhang, Lin and Bennion, Ian (2006). Fabrication of micro-channels in optical fibers using femtosecond laser pulses and selective chemical etching. IN: Proceedings of Optical Fibre Communications (OFC 2006). Anaheim (US): IEEE.

Abstract

The fabrication of micro-channels in single-mode optical fibers is demonstrated using focused femtosecond laser processing and chemical etching. Straight line micro-channels are achieved based on a simple technique which overcomes limitations imposed by the fiber curved surface.

Additional Information: Optical Fiber Communication Conference, 2006 (OFC-2006), Anaheim, California (US) 5-10 March 2006. Optical Fiber Communication Conference, 2006 and the 2006 National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference. OFC 2006
Event Title: Optical fiber communication conference
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Anaheim, CA
Event Dates: 2006-03-05 - 2006-03-10
Uncontrolled Keywords: etching, laser pulses, surface structure, femtosecond laser pulses, fiber curved surface, micro channels, selective chemical etching
ISBN: 9781557528032
Published Date: 2006-03-05
Authors: Lai, Yicheng
Zhou, Kaiming
Dubov, Mykhaylo
Zhang, Lin
Bennion, Ian

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