Design and processing of high-density single-mode fiber arrays for imaging and parallel interferometer applications

Miodrag Scepanovic, Jose E. Castillo, Jennifer K. Barton, David Mathine, Raymond K. Kostuk, Atsushi Sato

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Abstract

The design and fabrication procedures for implementing a high-density (16-μm center spacing) single-mode fiber (SMF) array are described. The specific application for this array is a parallel optical coherence tomography system for endoscopic imaging. We obtained fiber elements by etching standard single-mode SMF-28 fibers to a diameter of 14-15 μm. We equalized 1-m lengths of fiber to within 1 mm by using a fiber interferometer setup, and we describe a method for packaging arrays with as many as 100 fibers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4150-4156
Number of pages7
JournalApplied optics
Volume43
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 20 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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