Fiber optic polishing by CO2 lasers

Er I. G. , Ozer M.

6th International Conference of the Balkan-Physical-Union, İstanbul, Turkey, 22 - 26 August 2006, vol.899, pp.794 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 899
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.2733535
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.794


In this study, mechanical and laser polishing of fiber optic surfaces were done and changing of gain (loss decreasing) were determined. It was observed that the polishing by carbon dioxide laser beam decreases the loss in the efficiency instead of cutting by fiber optic cables were used and the losses are measured as decibel (dB). The application time with respect to efficiency was investigated and minimum loss was determined in the six second laser beam applications.