UV laser cleaving of air-polymer structured fibre

J. Canning, E. Buckley, N. Groothoff, B. Luther-Davies, J. Zagari

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    The demonstration of ultraviolet (UV) laser ablation technique for cleaving of air-polymer structure (APF) fiber was presented. ArF exciplex laser with an unstable resonator cavity with pulse-to-pulse intensity fluctuations was used for the study. The thermal diffusion time across a 200 µm diameter was observed to be 500 ms. The polymer waveguide technology necessitates resolution of subsequent more complex and challenging technical issues.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)139-143
    JournalOptics Communications
    Issue number1-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


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