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Optical switching in glass fibre composite

Optical switching in glass fibre composite
Optical switching in glass fibre composite
We demonstrate for the first time the reconfigurability of optical signals within advanced laminated composite. The approach employs an ultra-thin planar optical circuit, embedded within glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) that switches an optical input though Ohmic heating. This advance highlights new opportunities for optical reconfigurability within advanced composites, enabling data transmission redundancy and a consideration of branching optical fibre architectures.
composite material, optical fibre, optical switches, Advanced composite, Optical switch, Planar optics
0030-3992
Holmes, Christopher
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Holmes, Christopher, Godfrey, Mike, Mennea, Paolo, Bull, Daniel and Barton, Janice (2022) Optical switching in glass fibre composite. Optics & Laser Technology, 152, [108105]. (doi:10.1016/j.optlastec.2022.108105).

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Abstract

We demonstrate for the first time the reconfigurability of optical signals within advanced laminated composite. The approach employs an ultra-thin planar optical circuit, embedded within glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) that switches an optical input though Ohmic heating. This advance highlights new opportunities for optical reconfigurability within advanced composites, enabling data transmission redundancy and a consideration of branching optical fibre architectures.

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Accepted/In Press date: 21 March 2022
e-pub ahead of print date: 28 March 2022
Published date: August 2022
Additional Information: Funding Information: The research has been partly developed under EPSRC “Roll-2-Roll (R2R) manufacture of multilayer planar optics’, EP/V053213/1. For the purpose of open access, the author has applied a creative commons attribution (CC BY) licence (where permitted by UKRI, ‘open government licence’ or ‘creative commons attribution no-derivatives (CC BY-ND) licence’ may be stated instead) to any author accepted manuscript version arising. The authors thank James Gates for maintenance of the direct UV writing systems and Rex Bannerman for building the near-infrared characterization set-up. Publisher Copyright: © 2022
Keywords: composite material, optical fibre, optical switches, Advanced composite, Optical switch, Planar optics

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Local EPrints ID: 457008
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/457008
ISSN: 0030-3992
PURE UUID: 83fac9c8-f86a-4ad7-94bd-c6f6803a8820
ORCID for Christopher Holmes: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9021-3760

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Date deposited: 19 May 2022 16:44
Last modified: 20 Jan 2024 02:44

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Author: Christopher Holmes ORCID iD
Author: Mike Godfrey
Author: Paolo Mennea
Author: Daniel Bull
Author: Janice Barton

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