Low-cost Fused Tapered (LFT™) Splitter for Multichannel WDM-POF Network Design

Mohd Syuhaimi Ab Rahman, Hadi Guna, Kasmiran Jumari

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Abstract: This research was conducted to develop a low-cost solution for two channels of wavelength division multiplexing based on polymer optical fiber (WDM-POF) technology for short-haul communication application. 1 × N POF splitter has been fabricated by fused tapering technique called 1 × N low-cost fused tapered (LFT™) splitter as N indicates number of output ports we desired. This 1 × N LFT™ splitter was fabricated as an effective transmission media to split and recombine two different wavelengths, which represents different signals. A 1 × N LFT™ splitter includes an optical fiber bundle formed of a plurality of optical fibers, which further includes a center of the optical fiber bundle being twisted, fused and pulled by a skillful hand while indirectly heated and covered by a metal sleeve as produced a tapered region in the center, wherein the fused center part of the bundle fiber have a same size with one single fiber in diameter approached 1 mm. Application for this 1 × N LFT™ splitter also reported, two different wavelengths were fully utilized to transmit two different sources of systems, LAN connection Network and video transmission system. Red LED which in (λ = 665 nm) capable to download and upload data through ethernet cable while green LED (λ = 520 nm) transmit a video image. Special filter has been placed between the splitter and receiver-end to make sure the entire WDM system can select and generate a single signal as desired. Some parameters, such as optical output power and power losses on the devices were observed, and not to mention about the effect of filtering technique and the efficiency of the 1 × N LFT™ splitter itself.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-164
Number of pages9
JournalAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
Volume5
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

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Keywords

  • Fused tapering technique
  • Local area network
  • Multiplexer
  • Polymer
  • Splitter

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Low-cost Fused Tapered (LFT™) Splitter for Multichannel WDM-POF Network Design. / Ab Rahman, Mohd Syuhaimi; Guna, Hadi; Jumari, Kasmiran.

In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 10, 10.2011, p. 156-164.

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