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Hollow-core antiresonant terahertz fiber-based TOPAS extruded from a 3D printer using a metal 3D printed nozzle

Hollow-core antiresonant terahertz fiber-based TOPAS extruded from a 3D printer using a metal 3D printed nozzle
Hollow-core antiresonant terahertz fiber-based TOPAS extruded from a 3D printer using a metal 3D printed nozzle
We report the use of a terahertz (THz) transparent material, cyclic olefin copolymer (COC or TOPAS), for fabricating a hollow-core antiresonant fiber that provides an electromagnetic wave guidance in the THz regime. A novel fabrication technique to realize a hollow-core antiresonant polymer optical fiber (HC-ARPF) for THz guidance is proposed and demonstrated. The fiber is directly extruded in a single-step procedure using a conventional fused deposition modeling 3D printer. The fiber geometry is defined by a structured nozzle manufactured with a metal 3D printer, which allows tailoring of the nozzle design to the various geometries of microstructured optical fibers. The possibility to use the HC-ARPF made from TOPAS for guiding in the THz region is theoretically and experimentally assessed through the profile of mode simulation and time-frequency diagram (spectrogram) analysis.
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Talataisong, Wanvisa
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Talataisong, Wanvisa, Gorecki, Jonathan, Van Putten, Lieke, Ismaeel, Rand, Williamson, James, Addinall, Katie, Schwendemann, Daniel, Beresna, Martynas, Apostolopoulos, Vasileios and Brambilla, Gilberto (2021) Hollow-core antiresonant terahertz fiber-based TOPAS extruded from a 3D printer using a metal 3D printed nozzle. Photonics Research, 9 (8), 1513-1521, [420672]. (doi:10.1364/PRJ.420672).

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We report the use of a terahertz (THz) transparent material, cyclic olefin copolymer (COC or TOPAS), for fabricating a hollow-core antiresonant fiber that provides an electromagnetic wave guidance in the THz regime. A novel fabrication technique to realize a hollow-core antiresonant polymer optical fiber (HC-ARPF) for THz guidance is proposed and demonstrated. The fiber is directly extruded in a single-step procedure using a conventional fused deposition modeling 3D printer. The fiber geometry is defined by a structured nozzle manufactured with a metal 3D printer, which allows tailoring of the nozzle design to the various geometries of microstructured optical fibers. The possibility to use the HC-ARPF made from TOPAS for guiding in the THz region is theoretically and experimentally assessed through the profile of mode simulation and time-frequency diagram (spectrogram) analysis.

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Accepted/In Press date: 6 June 2021
e-pub ahead of print date: 20 July 2021
Published date: August 2021
Additional Information: Funding Information: Acknowledgment. W. Talataisong received her student scholarship by the Development and Promotion of Science and Technology Talents Project (Royal Thai Government scholarship). W. Talataisong thanks Mr. Richard Dooler, an engineer in the mechanical workshop, at the University of Southampton, for his effort in fabricating the metal 3D printed nozzle. This work is also supported by Suranaree University of Technology and Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI). The authors gratefully acknowledge TOPAS Advanced Polymers GmbH in Germany for providing us with the first TOPAS polymer for this research project. Publisher Copyright: © 2021 Chinese Laser Press. Copyright: Copyright 2021 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

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Local EPrints ID: 453386
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/453386
ISSN: 2327-9125
PURE UUID: 90476611-a9d7-44c3-93c3-e73823edb941
ORCID for Jonathan Gorecki: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9205-2294
ORCID for Lieke Van Putten: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4428-1727
ORCID for Vasileios Apostolopoulos: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3733-2191
ORCID for Gilberto Brambilla: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5730-0499

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Date deposited: 13 Jan 2022 18:19
Last modified: 28 Oct 2022 02:10

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Author: Jonathan Gorecki ORCID iD
Author: Lieke Van Putten ORCID iD
Author: Rand Ismaeel
Author: James Williamson
Author: Katie Addinall
Author: Daniel Schwendemann

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