Polymer optical fiber coupler fabrication using chemical etching and lapping technique

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Abstract

Development of a polymer optical coupler using lapping technique integrated with contact mechanics and couple mode theory is proven where the initial procedure of fabrication is explained. Procedure of the fabrication includes etching process where a harmless chemical solvent, acetone, is used in order to remove the cladding layers gradually in accordance to the etching rate. The exposed region of the core is then aligned with another similar strand of fiber. The bending radii or bending angle is determined using particular size of circular blocks. Several experiments using different etched rate fibers attached to circular blocks having the same radii is demonstrated to investigate the output power and insertion losses of the developed coupler. Although in this initial study, the measurement parameters values shows unattractive results, however, the fabrication of couplers using this lapping technique is proven.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Photonics, ICP 2013 - Conference Proceeding
Pages184-186
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE 4th International Conference on Photonics, ICP 2013 - Melaka
Duration: 28 Oct 201330 Oct 2013

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Other2013 IEEE 4th International Conference on Photonics, ICP 2013
CityMelaka
Period28/10/1330/10/13

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Lapping
Plastic optical fibers
Etching
Fabrication
Fibers
Insertion losses
Acetone
Mechanics
Polymers
Experiments

Keywords

  • Bending
  • Circular blocks
  • Coupler
  • Etching
  • Lapping technique
  • Polymer optical fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Supian, L. S., & Ab Rahman, M. S. (2013). Polymer optical fiber coupler fabrication using chemical etching and lapping technique. In 4th International Conference on Photonics, ICP 2013 - Conference Proceeding (pp. 184-186). [6687108] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICP.2013.6687108

Polymer optical fiber coupler fabrication using chemical etching and lapping technique. / Supian, L. S.; Ab Rahman, Mohd Syuhaimi.

4th International Conference on Photonics, ICP 2013 - Conference Proceeding. 2013. p. 184-186 6687108.

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

Supian, LS & Ab Rahman, MS 2013, Polymer optical fiber coupler fabrication using chemical etching and lapping technique. in 4th International Conference on Photonics, ICP 2013 - Conference Proceeding., 6687108, pp. 184-186, 2013 IEEE 4th International Conference on Photonics, ICP 2013, Melaka, 28/10/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICP.2013.6687108
Supian LS, Ab Rahman MS. Polymer optical fiber coupler fabrication using chemical etching and lapping technique. In 4th International Conference on Photonics, ICP 2013 - Conference Proceeding. 2013. p. 184-186. 6687108 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICP.2013.6687108
Supian, L. S. ; Ab Rahman, Mohd Syuhaimi. / Polymer optical fiber coupler fabrication using chemical etching and lapping technique. 4th International Conference on Photonics, ICP 2013 - Conference Proceeding. 2013. pp. 184-186
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