Low-cost fused taper polymer optical fiber (LFT-POF) splitters for environmental and home-networking solution

L. S. Supian, Mohd Syuhaimi Ab Rahman, Mohd Hazwan Harun, Hadi Gunab, Malik Sulaiman, Nani Fadzlina Naim

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Abstract

In visible optical communication over the multimode PMMA fibers, the overall cost of optical network can be reduced by deploying economical splitters for distributing the optical data signals from a point to multipoint in transmission network. The low-cost splitters shall have two main characteristics; good uniformity and high power efficiency. The most cost-effective and environmental friendly optical splitter having those characteristics have been developed. The device material is 100% purely based on the multimode step-index PMMA Polymer Optical Fiber (POF). The region which all fibers merged as single fiber is called as fused-Taper POF. This ensures that all fibers are melted and fused properly. The results for uniformity and power efficiency of all splitters have been revealed by injecting red LED transmitter with 650 nm wavelength into input port while each end of output fibers measured by optical power meter. Final analysis shows our fused-Taper splitter has low excess loss 0.53 dB and each of the output port has low insertion loss, which the average value is below 7 dB. In addition, the splitter has good uniformity that is 32:37:31% in which it is suitably used for demultiplexer fabrication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThird International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
PublisherSPIE
Volume10453
ISBN (Electronic)9781510613836
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event3rd Triennial International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics - Faro, Portugal
Duration: 8 May 201712 May 2017

Other

Other3rd Triennial International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
CountryPortugal
CityFaro
Period8/5/1712/5/17

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Polymer Optical Fiber
Plastic optical fibers
tapering
Networking
optical fibers
Fiber
Uniformity
fibers
Fibers
polymers
Polymethyl Methacrylate
Costs
power efficiency
Multimode Fiber
Multimode fibers
Optical Communication
Output
Electric power transmission networks
Optical Networks
costs

Keywords

  • Demultiplexer
  • Fusion technique
  • PMMA
  • Splitter
  • Visible optical communication
  • WDM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Supian, L. S., Ab Rahman, M. S., Harun, M. H., Gunab, H., Sulaiman, M., & Naim, N. F. (2017). Low-cost fused taper polymer optical fiber (LFT-POF) splitters for environmental and home-networking solution. In Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics (Vol. 10453). [104530B] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2271396

Low-cost fused taper polymer optical fiber (LFT-POF) splitters for environmental and home-networking solution. / Supian, L. S.; Ab Rahman, Mohd Syuhaimi; Harun, Mohd Hazwan; Gunab, Hadi; Sulaiman, Malik; Naim, Nani Fadzlina.

Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics. Vol. 10453 SPIE, 2017. 104530B.

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

Supian, LS, Ab Rahman, MS, Harun, MH, Gunab, H, Sulaiman, M & Naim, NF 2017, Low-cost fused taper polymer optical fiber (LFT-POF) splitters for environmental and home-networking solution. in Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics. vol. 10453, 104530B, SPIE, 3rd Triennial International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, Faro, Portugal, 8/5/17. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2271396
Supian LS, Ab Rahman MS, Harun MH, Gunab H, Sulaiman M, Naim NF. Low-cost fused taper polymer optical fiber (LFT-POF) splitters for environmental and home-networking solution. In Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics. Vol. 10453. SPIE. 2017. 104530B https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2271396
Supian, L. S. ; Ab Rahman, Mohd Syuhaimi ; Harun, Mohd Hazwan ; Gunab, Hadi ; Sulaiman, Malik ; Naim, Nani Fadzlina. / Low-cost fused taper polymer optical fiber (LFT-POF) splitters for environmental and home-networking solution. Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics. Vol. 10453 SPIE, 2017.
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