Contributed review: optical micro- and nanofiber pulling rig.

@article{Ward2014ContributedRO,
  title={Contributed review: optical micro- and nanofiber pulling rig.},
  author={J. M. Ward and Ailijiang Maimaiti and Vu H. Le and S{\'i}le Nic Chormaic},
  journal={The Review of scientific instruments},
  year={2014},
  volume={85 11},
  pages={
          111501
        }
}
We review the method of producing adiabatic optical micro- and nanofibers using a hydrogen/oxygen flame brushing technique. The flame is scanned along the fiber, which is being simultaneously stretched by two translation stages. The tapered fiber fabrication is reproducible and yields highly adiabatic tapers with either exponential or linear profiles. Details regarding the setup of the flame brushing rig and the various parameters used are presented. Information available from the literature is… 
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