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

Yicheng Lai, Kaiming Zhou, Mykhaylo Dubov, Lin Zhang, Ian Bennion

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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. © 2005 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 Optical Fiber Communication Conference, and the 2006 National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)1-55752-803-9, 978-1-55752-803-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2006
Event2006 Optical Fiber Communication Conference, and the 2006 National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 5 Mar 200610 Mar 2006

Conference

Conference2006 Optical Fiber Communication Conference, and the 2006 National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period5/03/0610/03/06

Keywords

  • etching
  • laser pulses
  • surface structure
  • femtosecond laser pulses
  • fiber curved surface
  • micro channels
  • selective chemical etching

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