First Demonstration of POF taper fabrication using hot water

Y. Mizuno, H. Lee, H. Ujihara, N. Hayashi, K. Nakamura

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Abstract

We perform a pilot trial of highly convenient taper fabrication for polymer optical fibers (POFs) using hot water. A ~380-mm-long POF taper is successfully fabricated, and its ∼150-mm-long waist has a uniform outer diameter of ∼ 230 μm. The shape is in good agreement with the theoretical prediction. The optical loss dependence on the strain applied to the waist shows an interesting behavior containing three regimes, the origins of which are inferred by microscopic observations. We then discuss the controllability of the taper length.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2017 - Proceedings
EditorsAna Maria Rocha, Rogerio Nunes Nogueira
PublisherInstituto de Telecomunicacoes
ISBN (Electronic)9789899734524
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2017 - Proceedings - Aveiro, Portugal
Duration: 2017 Sep 132017 Sep 15

Publication series

Name26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2017 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2017 - Proceedings
CountryPortugal
CityAveiro
Period17/9/1317/9/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Mizuno, Y., Lee, H., Ujihara, H., Hayashi, N., & Nakamura, K. (2017). First Demonstration of POF taper fabrication using hot water. In A. M. Rocha, & R. N. Nogueira (Eds.), 26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2017 - Proceedings (26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2017 - Proceedings). Instituto de Telecomunicacoes.