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Simple self-centring technique for mounting microsphere coupling lens on a fibre

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2 Author(s)
Dakss, M.L. ; GTE Laboratories Inc., Waltham, USA ; Kim, B.

A simple and accurate self-centring method of mounting a microsphere coupling lens on a fibre endface is described. In over 85% of cases tried, the lenses were centred on the fibre axis to within 3 ¿m. The lenses yield a laser-fibre coupling efficiency of about 65%.

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Electronics Letters  (Volume:16 ,  Issue: 12 )