Two-Photon polymerization-based 3D nanoprinting for optical fiber connectivity applications

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


In this thesis we describe the design, fabrication, and performance measurements of a beam expansion taper structure on the tip of a single-mode optical fiber with the aim of obtaining an expanded beam telecom connection. Indeed, fibers with larger beam sizes can alleviate the misalignment and enhance the tolerance to contamination. Accordingly, we will design a high efficiency taper structure within a single mode fiber at first, then fabricate the taper on the tip of an optical fiber by two-photon polymerization-based 3D nano-printing and finally we will measure the optical performance of these samples.
Date of Award18 Jun 2018
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorKoen Vanmol (Advisor)

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