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Additive manufacturing towards fabrication of next generation of optical fibres

Additive manufacturing towards fabrication of next generation of optical fibres
Additive manufacturing towards fabrication of next generation of optical fibres
New generation of optical fibres faces the challenge of multiple step processes due to the need of producing fibres with complex geometries on single or multiple materials and dopants. Finding an alternative and novel fabrication method for optical preforms is the challenge in the production of this new generation of fibres. Conventional fabrication methods such as MCVD,OVD and VAD need to be complemented with post processes that reduce the repeatability of the fabrications process and endanger preforms. Additive Manufacturing processes were explored as a potential solution in a complex fabrication process of novel optical fibres. 3D printing methods such as selective laser sintering (SLS) for hard materials and fused deposition modelling (FDM) for soft materials were analysed in this work. A preliminary analysis concludes additive manufacturing processes can be a viable solution for the production of novel optical preforms for fibre fabrication.
Camacho Rosales, Angeles, Lilian
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Sahu, Jayanta
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Núñez-Velázquez, Martin Miguel Angel
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Camacho Rosales, Angeles, Lilian
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Sahu, Jayanta
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Núñez-Velázquez, Martin Miguel Angel
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Camacho Rosales, Angeles, Lilian, Sahu, Jayanta and Núñez-Velázquez, Martin Miguel Angel (2018) Additive manufacturing towards fabrication of next generation of optical fibres. 6th International Symposium in Optics and its Applications: SPIE FOCUS, Trento, Italy. 17 - 20 Feb 2018.

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Abstract

New generation of optical fibres faces the challenge of multiple step processes due to the need of producing fibres with complex geometries on single or multiple materials and dopants. Finding an alternative and novel fabrication method for optical preforms is the challenge in the production of this new generation of fibres. Conventional fabrication methods such as MCVD,OVD and VAD need to be complemented with post processes that reduce the repeatability of the fabrications process and endanger preforms. Additive Manufacturing processes were explored as a potential solution in a complex fabrication process of novel optical fibres. 3D printing methods such as selective laser sintering (SLS) for hard materials and fused deposition modelling (FDM) for soft materials were analysed in this work. A preliminary analysis concludes additive manufacturing processes can be a viable solution for the production of novel optical preforms for fibre fabrication.

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Published date: 19 February 2018
Venue - Dates: 6th International Symposium in Optics and its Applications: SPIE FOCUS, Trento, Italy, 2018-02-17 - 2018-02-20

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Local EPrints ID: 428832
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/428832
PURE UUID: ab1a7bb9-6d99-445b-84b1-a5e2a649801f
ORCID for Angeles, Lilian Camacho Rosales: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3603-7561
ORCID for Martin Miguel Angel Núñez-Velázquez: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0774-3272

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2019 17:30
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:28

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