Refractive microlens on fiber using UV-curable fluorinated acrylate polymer by surface-tension

Kyung Rok Kim, Selee Chang, Kyunghwan Oh

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Abstract

A new novel fabrication method for lensed fiber has been proposed utilizing a viscosity-optimized UV-curable fluorinated acrylate polymer. The structure is composed of three segments; single-mode fiber, coreless silica fiber and UV-curable polymer lens-tip. Flexible control of the curvature of lens-tip was realized by control of deposited volume and surface tension of the liquid polymer. Free-space interconnection performances such as working distance, spot size at beam waist, and misalignment tolerances are characterized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1100-1102
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume15
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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