Preservation of micro-optical fibres by embedding

Xu, Fei and Brambilla, Gilberto (2008) Preservation of micro-optical fibres by embedding. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 47, (8), 6675-6677. (doi:10.1143/JJAP.47.6675).


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Although micro-optical fibers have found many potential applications in devices and sensing, their optical and mechanical properties quickly degrade with time. In this paper a method to preserve micro-optical fibers by embedding from degradation is presented and studied. The power transmission of bare and Teflon-coated micro-optical fibers has been investigated along a long time. While in bare micro-optical fibers with 0.9-μm-diameter an unrecoverable loss of 0.2 dB/h has been observed, Teflon has been shown to provide a reliable protection against degradation.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0021-4922 (print)
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Keywords: microfibers, fiber tapers, coating, optical loss, embedding, mode propagation, degradation
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 63365
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2015 17:19

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