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Fabrication of multiple parallel suspended-core optical fibers by sheet-stacking

Fabrication of multiple parallel suspended-core optical fibers by sheet-stacking
Fabrication of multiple parallel suspended-core optical fibers by sheet-stacking
We demonstrate the fabrication of a novel type of optical fibers with multiple parallel air-suspended cores by the sheet-stacking method. Using this technique we have constructed optical fibers with up to 10 parallel micron-size suspended cores. No extra scattering loss from the fabrication process was observed in a fabricated dual air-suspended core fiber. The sheet-stacking method opens the way towards using a wide range of optical glasses for manufacturing multiple parallel suspended-core specialty optical fibers with novel optical functionalities such as dispersion tunability. Fusion splicing has also been successfully used to connect such a multiple core fiber with a conventional silica fiber.
non-silica glass fiber, microstructured optical fiber, fiber design and fabrication
1068-5200
395-402
Shi, Jindan
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Feng, Xian
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Shi, Jindan, Feng, Xian, Lian, Zhenggang, White, Nicholas, Loh, Wei, Poletti, Francesco and Horak, Peter (2014) Fabrication of multiple parallel suspended-core optical fibers by sheet-stacking. Optical Fiber Technology, 20 (4), 395-402. (doi:10.1016/j.yofte.2014.04.006).

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We demonstrate the fabrication of a novel type of optical fibers with multiple parallel air-suspended cores by the sheet-stacking method. Using this technique we have constructed optical fibers with up to 10 parallel micron-size suspended cores. No extra scattering loss from the fabrication process was observed in a fabricated dual air-suspended core fiber. The sheet-stacking method opens the way towards using a wide range of optical glasses for manufacturing multiple parallel suspended-core specialty optical fibers with novel optical functionalities such as dispersion tunability. Fusion splicing has also been successfully used to connect such a multiple core fiber with a conventional silica fiber.

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Published date: 2014
Keywords: non-silica glass fiber, microstructured optical fiber, fiber design and fabrication
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 367722
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/367722
ISSN: 1068-5200
PURE UUID: 486cf708-b454-4eb7-9adf-47ada324159b
ORCID for Francesco Poletti: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1000-3083
ORCID for Peter Horak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8710-8764

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Date deposited: 06 Aug 2014 11:31
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:09

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