Polishing of optical fibers using a CO2 laser

Orun, H
Udrea, M
Alacakir, A
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.
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H. Orun, M. Udrea, and A. Alacakir, “Polishing of optical fibers using a CO2 laser,” 1999, vol. 4068, p. 570, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/66214.