Design and fabrication of fiberlenses for optical recording applications

Chung Hao Tien, Yin Chieh Lai, Thomas D Milster, Han Ping D Shieh

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The novel design and fabrication of a microlens on the front end of a single-mode fiber is described. The beam quality and spot size for optical recording applications are analyzed. A hyperbolic-shaped microlens on a single-mode fiber with focused spot of 1/e2 = 0.82 μm (x-direction) and 0.89 μm (y-direction) at ∼ 145 μm working distance was achieved by a simple fabrication procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1834-1837
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number3 B
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2002



  • Microlens
  • Optical recording
  • Single-mode fiber
  • Thermal writing

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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