Heat transfer modelling in CO2 laser processing of optical fibres

Grellier, A.J.C. and Zayer, Nadhum K. and Pannell, Christopher N. (1998) Heat transfer modelling in CO2 laser processing of optical fibres. Optics Communications, 152 (4-6). pp. 324-328. ISSN 0030-4018. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The diameter self-regulation of optical fibre tapers produced using a CO2 laser has been examined theoretically and modelled numerically. Results of the simulation show that for small diameters, where the geometric model of absorption cannot be used, the Mie theory of absorption derived from the Maxwell equations exhibits structure due to resonances of the CO2 laser radiation in the tapered fibre. At small diameters, the polarisation state of the CO2 laser is important, and resonance effects cause the equilibrium temperature/diameter graph to exhibit oscillations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunications > TK5103.59 Optical communications, Fibre-optics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: R.F. Xu
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2009 15:42
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 14:19
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17784 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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