A Feasibility Study of the Material Removal Rate of the Conical End-Face of the Optical Fiber under Polishing
The surfaces of the microlenses at the conical end-faces of optical fibers require high quality to keep the best performance of laser beam delivery. The polishing parameters play an important role to get the best quality of the microlenses. Most of the past researches study on the polishing parameters of flat surfaces. In this study, the polishing area of the conical end-face of the optical fiber is varied during fabrication. The relation between removed volume and removed thickness is built to determine the material removal rate. An experiment is carried out and the results show that the first two spinning turns are much effective for polishing under the parameters of the experiment.
Y. C. Tsai et al., "A Feasibility Study of the Material Removal Rate of the Conical End-Face of the Optical Fiber under Polishing", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 518, pp. 19-24, 2014