Analysis and removal of fracture damage during and subsequent to holey fiber cleaving
ST Huntington, K Lyytikainen, J Canning
Optics Express | OPTICAL SOC AMER | Published : 2003
The damage caused by cleaving holey fibers is investigated as a function of cleaving force. Comparisons are made with standard optical fibers and holey fibers. Optimum cleaving forces are determined for a number of holey fiber air fractions and fiber diameters. A simple technique for removing cleave damage is also presented.