Effect of Taper Angle of the Optical Fiber Microprobe in Power Collection Conference Paper uri icon

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  • The objective of this experiment is to study the effect of taper angle of the optical fiber microprobe in power collection. Optical fiber microprobes with taper angle from 10° to 23° were fabricated using the automatic fusion splicer by applying one-sided pulling and electric arc heating technique. It was found that the maximum power detected by a small taper angle probe was only -34.22dBm. The highest optical power collected by the optical fiber microprobe in this study was -25.01dBm with taper angle of 22.9°. Large taper angle probe receives more light at the tip which increases the sensitivity of the probe.


  • Menon, Suresh
  • Mukhtar, Wan Maisarah
  • Menon, P Susthitha
  • Shaari, Sahbudin

publication date

  • January 1, 2012