Polishing of optical fibers using a CO2 laser

Orun H., Udrea M., Alacakir A.

6th Symposium on Optoelectronics (SIOEL'99), BUCHAREST, Romanya, 22 - 24 Eylül 1999, cilt.4068, ss.570-575 identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 4068
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1117/12.378727
  • Basıldığı Şehir: BUCHAREST
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Romanya
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.570-575


A new application of glass surface treatment is presented here. Fine polishing of optical fiber end core/cladding surface, is performed. A small power monomode longitudinal 10 W cw CO2 laser is used. A decrease of the roughness from about 5 microns to hundreds of nanometres was achieved The microstructure of the surfaces has been studied using atomic force microscopy. Applications of polished fiber surfaces are given.