F. Wellmann
M. Steinke
M. Wysmolek
P. Weßels
L. Overmeyer
J. Neumann
D. Kracht

CO2-laser based micro-machining for fiber component manufacturing

Photonics West: LASE
06.-11. März
Type: Konferenzbeitrag
We present a CO2-laser based machining process for the manufacturing of all-fiber components. A CO2-laser beam is used to perform multiple steps of the manufacturing chain. The first step is the removal of the fiber’s polymer coating, followed by the removal of large parts of the glass cladding to access buried waveguides of the fiber. Excellent surface quality (Ra