Aligning and attaching a lens to an optical fiber using light pressure force.

Abstract

We demonstrate two simple and inexpensive methods of using the force exerted by the light transmitted through an optical fiber to center a lens on the fiber core with submicrometer accuracy. By choosing the appropriate lens one can either focus, collimate, or defocus the light emerging from the fiber. We discuss extensions of this technique to a wider variety of lenses and light sources, including semiconductor lasers.

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@article{Mervis1993AligningAA, title={Aligning and attaching a lens to an optical fiber using light pressure force.}, author={Juliet Mervis and Adam H Bloom and Gema Bravo and Laney Mills and Farhad Zarinetchi and Mara G. Prentiss and Steven P. Smith}, journal={Optics letters}, year={1993}, volume={18 5}, pages={325-7} }