Design and fabrication of an acrylic-based 1×2 POF coupler using CNC Machining

Abang Annuar Ehsan, Sahbudin Shaari, Mohd Kamil Abd Rahman

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Abstract

A low cost acrylic-based 1×2 Plastic optical fiber (POF) coupler has been designed and fabricated. The POF coupler has a middle waveguide taper made of UV curable glue and POF fibers for the input and output ports. Non-sequential ray tracing has been performed on the POF coupler. Mold insert has been fabricated using EGX-400 desktop CNC machining with a groove opening of 1 mm which allows the 1 mm core size POF to be slotted into the mold insert. Norland NOA-71 UV curable glue is injected into the waveguide taper region and cured using UV exposure source. The device has an insertion loss of 8 dB and excess loss of about 4.6 dB.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, Proceedings, ICSE
Pages340-344
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2008 - Johor Bahru, Johor
Duration: 25 Nov 200827 Nov 2008

Other

Other2008 IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2008
CityJohor Bahru, Johor
Period25/11/0827/11/08

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Plastic optical fibers
Acrylics
Machining
Fabrication
Glues
Waveguides
Ray tracing
Insertion losses
Fibers
Costs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Ehsan, A. A., Shaari, S., & Rahman, M. K. A. (2008). Design and fabrication of an acrylic-based 1×2 POF coupler using CNC Machining. In IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, Proceedings, ICSE (pp. 340-344). [4770337] https://doi.org/10.1109/SMELEC.2008.4770337

Design and fabrication of an acrylic-based 1×2 POF coupler using CNC Machining. / Ehsan, Abang Annuar; Shaari, Sahbudin; Rahman, Mohd Kamil Abd.

IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, Proceedings, ICSE. 2008. p. 340-344 4770337.

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

Ehsan, AA, Shaari, S & Rahman, MKA 2008, Design and fabrication of an acrylic-based 1×2 POF coupler using CNC Machining. in IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, Proceedings, ICSE., 4770337, pp. 340-344, 2008 IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2008, Johor Bahru, Johor, 25/11/08. https://doi.org/10.1109/SMELEC.2008.4770337
Ehsan AA, Shaari S, Rahman MKA. Design and fabrication of an acrylic-based 1×2 POF coupler using CNC Machining. In IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, Proceedings, ICSE. 2008. p. 340-344. 4770337 https://doi.org/10.1109/SMELEC.2008.4770337
Ehsan, Abang Annuar ; Shaari, Sahbudin ; Rahman, Mohd Kamil Abd. / Design and fabrication of an acrylic-based 1×2 POF coupler using CNC Machining. IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, Proceedings, ICSE. 2008. pp. 340-344
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