A novel method for fabricating aspheric fiber lens and its applications

Yung Chun Lee, Yi Chien Lin, Chen Hui Tsai

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Abstract

A single-mode fiber (SMF) with a microlens on one end is widely used to facilitate laser-to-fiber and/or fiber-to-fiber coupling in optical communication systems. This paper will apply an excimer laser micromachining system and its planetary contour scanning method to fabricate refractive and aspheric microlenses which can be integrated with optical fibers. Two types of fiber lenses are investigated. The first one is for optic focusing aiming at a minimized focal spot size at a reasonable working distance. The second one is for optical collimation so that the beam coming out from the fiber has minimum divergence. Both types of fiber lenses can find a wide range of applications in electro-optic devices and optical communication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2009
Pages775-778
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 12
Event4th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2009 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: 2009 Jan 52009 Jan 8

Publication series

Name4th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2009

Other

Other4th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2009
CountryChina
CityShenzhen
Period09-01-0509-01-08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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