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Preservation of micro-optical fibres by embedding

Preservation of micro-optical fibres by embedding
Preservation of micro-optical fibres by embedding
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.
microfibers, fiber tapers, coating, optical loss, embedding, mode propagation, degradation
0021-4922
6675-6677
Xu, Fei
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Brambilla, Gilberto
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Xu, Fei
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Brambilla, Gilberto
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Xu, Fei and Brambilla, Gilberto (2008) Preservation of micro-optical fibres by embedding. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 47 (8), 6675-6677. (doi:10.1143/JJAP.47.6675).

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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

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Local EPrints ID: 63365
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/63365
ISSN: 0021-4922
PURE UUID: 62e5b8f1-db90-4aa4-a93c-3d168ca85c1a
ORCID for Gilberto Brambilla: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5730-0499

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Date deposited: 13 Oct 2008
Last modified: 02 Apr 2022 01:37

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Author: Fei Xu

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