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Integrated optical fiber-tip cantilevers

Integrated optical fiber-tip cantilevers
Integrated optical fiber-tip cantilevers
A microcantilever at the end face of an integrated optical fiber is reported, fabrication is uniquely achieved using a precision dicing saw. The methodology is a single-step rapid process, capable of achieving trenches with high aspect ratio (>10:1). The platform on which fabrication is made is a monolithic, integrated optical fiber. This integrally fuses optical fiber to a planar substrate using flame hydrolysis deposition (FHD) and high temperature consolidation (>1000°C). This paper is the first report of a fiber-tip cantilever using the technique and this integrated platform. As an approach to quantify the optical response of such a multicavity arrangement, a method using Mason’s rule is presented. This is used to infer the spectral responses of individual cavities formed and through physical actuation, an estimation of the cantilever’s spring constant is made.
optical fiber, Integrated optics devices
1530-437X
6960-6965
Holmes, Christopher
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Jantzen, Alexander
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Gray, Alan C.
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Carpenter, Lewis
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Gow, Paul C.
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Lynch, Stephen G.
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Gates, James
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Smith, Peter
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Holmes, Christopher
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Jantzen, Alexander
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Gray, Alan C.
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Carpenter, Lewis
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Gow, Paul C.
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Lynch, Stephen G.
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Gates, James
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Smith, Peter
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Holmes, Christopher, Jantzen, Alexander, Gray, Alan C., Carpenter, Lewis, Gow, Paul C., Lynch, Stephen G., Gates, James and Smith, Peter (2017) Integrated optical fiber-tip cantilevers. IEEE Sensors Journal, 17 (21), 6960-6965. (doi:10.1109/JSEN.2017.2748699).

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Abstract

A microcantilever at the end face of an integrated optical fiber is reported, fabrication is uniquely achieved using a precision dicing saw. The methodology is a single-step rapid process, capable of achieving trenches with high aspect ratio (>10:1). The platform on which fabrication is made is a monolithic, integrated optical fiber. This integrally fuses optical fiber to a planar substrate using flame hydrolysis deposition (FHD) and high temperature consolidation (>1000°C). This paper is the first report of a fiber-tip cantilever using the technique and this integrated platform. As an approach to quantify the optical response of such a multicavity arrangement, a method using Mason’s rule is presented. This is used to infer the spectral responses of individual cavities formed and through physical actuation, an estimation of the cantilever’s spring constant is made.

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Submitted date: 24 August 2017
Accepted/In Press date: 29 August 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 12 September 2017
Published date: 1 November 2017
Additional Information: Document shows open access.
Keywords: optical fiber, Integrated optics devices

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Local EPrints ID: 414432
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/414432
ISSN: 1530-437X
PURE UUID: cfa136d4-cc6d-4787-897f-4565845ebeb9
ORCID for Christopher Holmes: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9021-3760
ORCID for Paul C. Gow: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3247-9082
ORCID for James Gates: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8671-5987
ORCID for Peter Smith: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0319-718X

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Date deposited: 28 Sep 2017 16:31
Last modified: 12 Nov 2019 02:00

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