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Fiber-on-planar mechanical and optical composite

Fiber-on-planar mechanical and optical composite
Fiber-on-planar mechanical and optical composite
The bonding of optical fibre to a planar substrate can be made through the use of solder [1], glass frit [2] and epoxy [3]. However, these methods have limitations in that they exhibit either a mechanical weakness in harsh environments (e.g. high temperature, high pressure and/or solvent exposure) or have poor optical characteristics (e.g. high optical loss, significant scattering, modal and refractive index mismatch with optical fiber). This paper presents a fabrication technique that overcomes these limitations. The resulting composite illustrated in Fig. 1 (a) is both mechanically robust and optically functional. The format enables a route to realise precision layer-up (e.g. high density fibre packing, precision fibre lengths and delay lines), hybridised fibre-planar devices (e.g. MOEMS, evanescent field sensors and environmentally stabilised narrow line lasers) and optical pump schemes (e.g. fibre pumping, pump strippers and mode strippers).
Holmes, Christopher
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Gates, James
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Carpenter, Lewis Glynn
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Gates, James
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Carpenter, Lewis Glynn
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Kudus, Abdul
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Brambilla, Gilberto
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Gawith, Corin
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Holmes, Christopher, Gates, James, Carpenter, Lewis Glynn, Kudus, Abdul, Brambilla, Gilberto, Gawith, Corin and Smith, Peter (2015) Fiber-on-planar mechanical and optical composite. 2015 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics: CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2015, Munich, Germany. 21 - 25 Jun 2015.

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Abstract

The bonding of optical fibre to a planar substrate can be made through the use of solder [1], glass frit [2] and epoxy [3]. However, these methods have limitations in that they exhibit either a mechanical weakness in harsh environments (e.g. high temperature, high pressure and/or solvent exposure) or have poor optical characteristics (e.g. high optical loss, significant scattering, modal and refractive index mismatch with optical fiber). This paper presents a fabrication technique that overcomes these limitations. The resulting composite illustrated in Fig. 1 (a) is both mechanically robust and optically functional. The format enables a route to realise precision layer-up (e.g. high density fibre packing, precision fibre lengths and delay lines), hybridised fibre-planar devices (e.g. MOEMS, evanescent field sensors and environmentally stabilised narrow line lasers) and optical pump schemes (e.g. fibre pumping, pump strippers and mode strippers).

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Published date: 21 June 2015
Venue - Dates: 2015 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics: CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2015, Munich, Germany, 2015-06-21 - 2015-06-25

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Local EPrints ID: 425530
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/425530
PURE UUID: 4986e3ac-04ad-42c1-876d-7c2d12e6d268
ORCID for James Gates: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8671-5987
ORCID for Corin Gawith: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3502-3558

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Last modified: 11 Jun 2019 00:36

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