A heat-and-pull rig for fiber taper fabrication

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dc.contributor.author Ward, Jonathan M.
dc.contributor.author O'Shea, Danny G.
dc.contributor.author Shortt, Brian J.
dc.contributor.author Morrissey, Michael J.
dc.contributor.author Deasy, Kieran
dc.contributor.author Nic Chormaic, Síle
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-01T15:23:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-01T15:23:11Z
dc.date.copyright 2006
dc.date.issued 2006-08
dc.identifier.citation Ward, J.M., O'Shea, D.G., Shortt, B.J, Morrissey, M.J., Deasy, K., Nic Chormaic, S., 2006. A heat-and-pull rig for fiber taper fabrication. Review of Scientific Instruments, 77(8), pp.083105-1 - 083105-5 en
dc.identifier.volume 77 en
dc.identifier.issued 8 en
dc.identifier.startpage 083105-1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 083105-5 en
dc.identifier.issn 0034-6748
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/236
dc.identifier.doi 10.1063/1.2239033
dc.description.abstract We describe a reproducible method of fabricating adiabatic tapers with 3–4 μm diameter. The method is based on a heat-and-pull rig, whereby a CO2 laser is continuously scanned across a length of fiber that is being pulled synchronously. Our system relies on a CO2 mirror mounted on a geared stepper motor in order to scan the laser beam across the taper region. We show that this system offers a reliable alternative to more traditional rigs incorporating galvanometer scanners. We have routinely obtained transmission losses between 0.1 and 0.3 dB indicating the satisfactory production of adiabatic tapers. The operation of the rig is described in detail and an analysis on the produced tapers is provided. The flexibility of the rig is demonstrated by fabricating prolate dielectric microresonators using a microtapering technique. Such a rig is of interest to a range of fields that require tapered fiber fabrication such as microcavity-taper coupling, atom guiding along a tapered fiber, optical fiber sensing, and the fabrication of fused biconical tapered couplers. en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland (Grant No. 02/IN1/128); IRCSET (EMBARK initiative) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher American Institute of Physics en
dc.rights © 2006 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Ward, J.M., O'Shea, D.G., Shortt, B.J, Morrissey, M.J., Deasy, K., Nic Chormaic, S., 2006. A heat-and-pull rig for fiber taper fabrication. Review of Scientific Instruments, 77(8), pp.083105-1 - 083105-5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2239033 en
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dc.subject Laser applications en
dc.subject Fabrication, cladding, and splicing en
dc.subject Propagation, scattering, and losses en
dc.subject.lcsh Solitons en
dc.title A heat-and-pull rig for fiber taper fabrication en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/D006/snicchormaic en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.tyndall.ie/research/quantum-optics-group/jonathan_ward.html en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Síle Nic Chormaic, Physics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: s.nicchormaic@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Jonathan M. Ward, Photonics Centre, Tyndall National Institute, Prospect Row, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-4864 Email: jonathan.ward@tyndall.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2010-10-12T10:33:29Z
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dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology en
dc.contributor.funder Cork Institute of Technology en
dc.contributor.funder Council of Directors of the Institutes of Technology, Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Review of Scientific Instruments en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress s.nicchormaic@ucc.ie en

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