CO2 laser polishing of conical shaped optical fiber deflectors

dc.citation.epage9en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber176en_US
dc.citation.spage1en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber123en_US
dc.contributor.authorŞimşek, E. U.en_US
dc.contributor.authorŞimşek, B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOrtaç, B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-12T10:37:46Z
dc.date.available2018-04-12T10:37:46Z
dc.date.issued2017-06en_US
dc.departmentInstitute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (UNAM)en_US
dc.description.abstractA novel method for polishing conical shaped optical fiber deflectors by modulated CO2 laser exposure is reported. The conical shaped fiber deflector geometry was first formed with rough mechanical polishing, then it was exposed to modulated CO2 laser operating with wavelength at 10.6 µm to achieve fine polish surfaces. The motivation of this work is to demonstrate that the modulated CO2 laser exposure approach allows a fiber surface roughness at a nanometer scale without modifying the conical shape of the fiber deflector. The average surface roughness of mechanically polished fiber deflectors with 30 and 9 µm lapping films was smoothed down to 20.4 and 4.07 nm, respectively, after CO2 laser polishing process. By combining mechanical and laser polishing techniques, fabrication of conical shaped optical fiber deflectors takes less time and it becomes laborer independent and easy to apply. © 2017, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00340-017-6746-3en_US
dc.identifier.issn0946-2171
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/36371
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00340-017-6746-3en_US
dc.source.titleApplied Physics B: Lasers and Opticsen_US
dc.subjectCarbon dioxideen_US
dc.subjectFibersen_US
dc.subjectOptical fibersen_US
dc.subjectPolishingen_US
dc.subjectSurface roughnessen_US
dc.subjectAverage surface roughnessen_US
dc.subjectExposed toen_US
dc.subjectFiber deflectorsen_US
dc.subjectLaser exposureen_US
dc.subjectLaser polishingen_US
dc.subjectMechanical polishingen_US
dc.subjectNano-meter scaleen_US
dc.subjectShaped fibersen_US
dc.subjectOptical fiber fabricationen_US
dc.titleCO2 laser polishing of conical shaped optical fiber deflectorsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US

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