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Direct UV written optical waveguides in flexible glass flat fiber chips

Direct UV written optical waveguides in flexible glass flat fiber chips
Direct UV written optical waveguides in flexible glass flat fiber chips
A glass based substrate technology that fills the gap between a truly flexible extended length distributed sensor medium and the multi-functionality of optical chips is demonstrated. Flat Fiber chips will open further degrees of freedom to control the behavior of light via mechanical manipulation. A flexible flat format will also allow straightforward incorporation into smart structures. Coupled with low manufacturing costs, these flexi-chips can also be a key enabler to disposable high-end sensing devices or fully distributed point sensors. In this work, Bragg gratings were used to demonstrate the optical flatness of the Flat Fiber core layer. Furthermore, the effective index values obtained from the grating experiment were input into a dynamic model, subsequently proving the influence of the dumbbell shaped Flat Fiber cross section on the resultant UV written waveguides. Evanescent field sensing was also demonstrated by adopting a stepped Bragg approach.
integrated optics, optical design and fabrication, sensors
1077-260X
1534-1539
Adikan, F.R.Mahamd
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Sandoghchi, Seyed Reza
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Chong, W.
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Simpson, R.
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Mahdi, M.
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Webb, Andrew
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Gates, J.C.
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Holmes, C.
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Adikan, F.R.Mahamd
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Sandoghchi, Seyed Reza
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Chong, W.
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Simpson, R.
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Mahdi, M.
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Webb, Andrew
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Gates, J.C.
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Holmes, C.
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Adikan, F.R.Mahamd, Sandoghchi, Seyed Reza, Chong, W., Simpson, R., Mahdi, M., Webb, Andrew, Gates, J.C. and Holmes, C. (2012) Direct UV written optical waveguides in flexible glass flat fiber chips. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 18 (5), 1534-1539. (doi:10.1109/JSTQE.2011.2171921).

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Abstract

A glass based substrate technology that fills the gap between a truly flexible extended length distributed sensor medium and the multi-functionality of optical chips is demonstrated. Flat Fiber chips will open further degrees of freedom to control the behavior of light via mechanical manipulation. A flexible flat format will also allow straightforward incorporation into smart structures. Coupled with low manufacturing costs, these flexi-chips can also be a key enabler to disposable high-end sensing devices or fully distributed point sensors. In this work, Bragg gratings were used to demonstrate the optical flatness of the Flat Fiber core layer. Furthermore, the effective index values obtained from the grating experiment were input into a dynamic model, subsequently proving the influence of the dumbbell shaped Flat Fiber cross section on the resultant UV written waveguides. Evanescent field sensing was also demonstrated by adopting a stepped Bragg approach.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 13 October 2011
Published date: September 2012
Keywords: integrated optics, optical design and fabrication, sensors
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 209175
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/209175
ISSN: 1077-260X
PURE UUID: 577e25d0-e3c4-400b-b755-1ea509314978
ORCID for Seyed Reza Sandoghchi: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2196-3167
ORCID for J.C. Gates: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8671-5987

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Date deposited: 23 Apr 2012 10:51
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:51

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