Acrylic-based Y-branch POF coupler for "do-it-yourself" next generation optical devices

Abang Annuar Ehsan, Sahbudin Shaari, Mohd Kamil Abd Rahman

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Abstract

Optical devices are components which require sophisticated equipment and technically skilled manpower for device fabrication and assembling and most of the production costs are on the device assembly. However, the next generation optical components may not be devices assembled at the production line but it will be based on the concept of 'do-it yourself' optical devices. We proposed a simple low-cost acrylic-based Y-branch POF coupler which can be assembled easily by the end users themselves. The device is composed of three sections: an input POF waveguide, an intermediate adjustable hollow waveguide taper region and output POF waveguides. Low cost acrylic-based material has been used for the device material. A desktop high speed CNC engraver is utilized to produce the mold inserts used for the optical device. In addition to the engraved device structure, 4 holes are drilled at each corner to allow a top plate to be screwed on top and enclosed the device structure. Included with this POF coupler assembly kit will be the mold insert, top acrylic block, input and output POF fibers (cleaved and stripped with different stripping lengths) and connecting screws. The short POF fibers are inserted into the engraved slots at the input and output ports until the fibers are positioned just before or butt-coupled to each other. The assembling is completed when the top plate is positioned and the connecting screws are secured. The POF coupler has an average insertion loss of 5.8 ± 0.1 dB, excess loss of 2.8 dB and a good coupling ratio of 1:1.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7655
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event5th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Advanced Optical Manufacturing Technologies - Dalian
Duration: 26 Apr 201029 Apr 2010

Other

Other5th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Advanced Optical Manufacturing Technologies
CityDalian
Period26/4/1029/4/10

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inserts
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Keywords

  • coupler
  • optical device
  • optical fiber
  • plastic optical fiber
  • POF
  • waveguides
  • Y-branch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Ehsan, A. A., Shaari, S., & Abd Rahman, M. K. (2010). Acrylic-based Y-branch POF coupler for "do-it-yourself" next generation optical devices. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (PART 1 ed., Vol. 7655). [76550E] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.864166

Acrylic-based Y-branch POF coupler for "do-it-yourself" next generation optical devices. / Ehsan, Abang Annuar; Shaari, Sahbudin; Abd Rahman, Mohd Kamil.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7655 PART 1. ed. 2010. 76550E.

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

Ehsan, AA, Shaari, S & Abd Rahman, MK 2010, Acrylic-based Y-branch POF coupler for "do-it-yourself" next generation optical devices. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. PART 1 edn, vol. 7655, 76550E, 5th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Advanced Optical Manufacturing Technologies, Dalian, 26/4/10. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.864166
Ehsan AA, Shaari S, Abd Rahman MK. Acrylic-based Y-branch POF coupler for "do-it-yourself" next generation optical devices. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. PART 1 ed. Vol. 7655. 2010. 76550E https://doi.org/10.1117/12.864166
Ehsan, Abang Annuar ; Shaari, Sahbudin ; Abd Rahman, Mohd Kamil. / Acrylic-based Y-branch POF coupler for "do-it-yourself" next generation optical devices. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7655 PART 1. ed. 2010.
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