Volume 85, Issue 7, 01 April 1999
Index of content:
- GENERAL PHYSICS: NUCLEAR, ATOMIC, AND MOLECULAR (PACS 01-39)
85(1999); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.369695View Description Hide Description
Tapered optical fibers have been fabricated using a flame elongation technique. The evanescent field distribution surrounding the taper region has been measured directly using a scanning near field optical microscope and results are found to be in good agreement with predictions made using a finite difference beam propagation method.