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Preservation of micro-optical fibres by embedding

Xu, Fei and Brambilla, Gilberto (2008) Preservation of micro-optical fibres by embedding Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 47, (8), pp. 6675-6677.

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Although micro-optical fibers have found many potential applications in devices and sensing, their optical and mechanical properties quickly degrade with time. In this paper a method to preserve micro-optical fibers by embedding from degradation is presented and studied. The power transmission of bare and Teflon-coated micro-optical fibers has been investigated along a long time. While in bare micro-optical fibers with 0.9 µm-diameter an unrecoverable loss of 0.2 dB/h has been observed, Teflon has been shown to provide a reliable protection against degradation.

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Published date: 22 August 2008
Keywords: microfibers, fiber tapers, coating, optical loss, embedding, mode propagation, degradation


Local EPrints ID: 63365
ISSN: 0021-4922
PURE UUID: 62e5b8f1-db90-4aa4-a93c-3d168ca85c1a

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Date deposited: 13 Oct 2008
Last modified: 11 Oct 2017 20:01

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