Acrylic-based 1×2 plastic optical fiber coupler device manufacturing using EGX400 desktop engraver system

Abang Annuar Ehsan, Mohd Kamil Abd Rahman

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Abstract

An all-acrylic-based 1×2 plastic optical fiber (POF) coupler has been designed and manufactured. The optical device is based on a simple 1×2 Y-branch coupler design with a middle high index contrast waveguide taper and splitting ratio of 50:50. Device modeling has been performed using non-sequential ray tracing with an insertion loss of 4.68 dB. Machining of the optical device has been performed using EGX400 desktop engraver system. 1 mm milling tool size with machine spindle speed of 15,000 rpm has been utilized. A simple optimization on the milling process prior to machining improved the coupling surfaces between the POF fibers and the waveguide taper. POF fibers are inserted into the engraved u-grooves and are passively aligned to the waveguide taper. The measured insertion loss is 7.5 dB and with a splitting ratio of 50:50.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials Research
Pages7155-7160
Number of pages6
Volume383-390
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2011 International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology, ICMST 2011 - Singapore
Duration: 16 Sep 201118 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume383-390
ISSN (Print)10226680

Other

Other2011 International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology, ICMST 2011
CitySingapore
Period16/9/1118/9/11

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Plastic optical fibers
Acrylics
Waveguides
Optical devices
Insertion losses
Machining
Fibers
Milling (machining)
Ray tracing

Keywords

  • Acrylic
  • Coupler
  • Desktop engraver
  • Optical device
  • Plastic optical fiber
  • POF

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Ehsan, A. A., & Rahman, M. K. A. (2012). Acrylic-based 1×2 plastic optical fiber coupler device manufacturing using EGX400 desktop engraver system. In Advanced Materials Research (Vol. 383-390, pp. 7155-7160). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 383-390). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.383-390.7155

Acrylic-based 1×2 plastic optical fiber coupler device manufacturing using EGX400 desktop engraver system. / Ehsan, Abang Annuar; Rahman, Mohd Kamil Abd.

Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 383-390 2012. p. 7155-7160 (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 383-390).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ehsan, AA & Rahman, MKA 2012, Acrylic-based 1×2 plastic optical fiber coupler device manufacturing using EGX400 desktop engraver system. in Advanced Materials Research. vol. 383-390, Advanced Materials Research, vol. 383-390, pp. 7155-7160, 2011 International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology, ICMST 2011, Singapore, 16/9/11. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.383-390.7155
Ehsan, Abang Annuar ; Rahman, Mohd Kamil Abd. / Acrylic-based 1×2 plastic optical fiber coupler device manufacturing using EGX400 desktop engraver system. Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 383-390 2012. pp. 7155-7160 (Advanced Materials Research).
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