Fabrication of fiber bundle arrays for free-space photonic switching systems

Jose M. Sasian, Robert A. Novotny, Martin G. Beckman, Sonya L. Walker, Michael J. Wojcik, Stephen J. Hinterlong

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Abstract

We describe a technique for assembling fiber bundle arrays as needed in optical computing and phonic switching systems. Two 4 × 4 arrays with single-mode and multimode optical fibers were manufactured. Fiber ends were located to within 3 μm of their ideal position and to a pointing precision of 30 arcmin. A third 4 × 8 array was manufactured with single-mode fibers, and fiber ends were located to within 1.5 μm of their ideal position.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2979-2985
Number of pages7
JournalOptical Engineering
Volume33
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering(all)

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Sasian, J. M., Novotny, R. A., Beckman, M. G., Walker, S. L., Wojcik, M. J., & Hinterlong, S. J. (1994). Fabrication of fiber bundle arrays for free-space photonic switching systems. Optical Engineering, 33(9), 2979-2985. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.177505