Tapered silicon optical fibers

N. Healy, J. R. Sparks, P. J.A. Sazio, J. V. Badding, A. C. Peacock

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Abstract

The tapering of silicon optical fibers is demonstrated using a fusion splicer. The silicon fibers are fabricated using a high pressure chemical deposition technique to deposit an amorphous silicon core inside a silica capillary and the tapering is performed in a separate post-process. Optical and material characterization has revealed a smooth transition region leading to a uniform tapered waist that are both simultaneously crystallized to yield a solid polysilicon core. The strong mode confinement and low taper loss measured in the silicon fibers verifies this tapering approach for the fabrication of structures with nanoscale core dimensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7596-7601
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume18
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 12 2010

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Healy, N., Sparks, J. R., Sazio, P. J. A., Badding, J. V., & Peacock, A. C. (2010). Tapered silicon optical fibers. Optics Express, 18(8), 7596-7601. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.007596
Healy, N. ; Sparks, J. R. ; Sazio, P. J.A. ; Badding, J. V. ; Peacock, A. C. / Tapered silicon optical fibers. In: Optics Express. 2010 ; Vol. 18, No. 8. pp. 7596-7601.
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Healy N, Sparks JR, Sazio PJA, Badding JV, Peacock AC. Tapered silicon optical fibers. Optics Express. 2010 Apr 12;18(8):7596-7601. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.007596