Rapid prototyping of plastic optical fiber coupler

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Abstract

Rapid prototyping in photonics is a new research area which requires the development of both the optical product and tool for building the product. Plastic and polymer based optical products have high potential of being rapidly produced using rapid prototyping techniques. Plastic optical devices can be produced via multiple technology such as plastic injection molding, CNC milling, diamond turning, or casting. Subtractive and additive are the two main types of rapid prototyping techniques which can be applied in photonics devices. We have demonstrated both the subtractive based technique in particular CNC milling and additive based technique in particular 3D printing for the rapid prototyping of the plastic optical coupler. The result showed that 3D printing may be a promising technique for producing plastic-based optical device provided that optical quality based photopolymer could be developed and integrated with the system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE TENSYMP 2014 - 2014 IEEE Region 10 Symposium
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages306-309
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479920280
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2014
Event2014 IEEE Region 10 Symposium, IEEE TENSYMP 2014 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 14 Apr 201416 Apr 2014

Other

Other2014 IEEE Region 10 Symposium, IEEE TENSYMP 2014
CityKuala Lumpur
Period14/4/1416/4/14

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Plastic optical fibers
Rapid prototyping
Plastics
Optical devices
Printing
Plastics molding
Photopolymers
Photonic devices
Milling (machining)
Injection molding
Photonics
Diamonds
Casting
Polymers

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Coupler
  • Plastic optical fiber
  • Plastic optics
  • POF
  • Rapid prototyping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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Ehsan, A. A. (2014). Rapid prototyping of plastic optical fiber coupler. In IEEE TENSYMP 2014 - 2014 IEEE Region 10 Symposium (pp. 306-309). [6863047] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..

Rapid prototyping of plastic optical fiber coupler. / Ehsan, Abang Annuar.

IEEE TENSYMP 2014 - 2014 IEEE Region 10 Symposium. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. p. 306-309 6863047.

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

Ehsan, AA 2014, Rapid prototyping of plastic optical fiber coupler. in IEEE TENSYMP 2014 - 2014 IEEE Region 10 Symposium., 6863047, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 306-309, 2014 IEEE Region 10 Symposium, IEEE TENSYMP 2014, Kuala Lumpur, 14/4/14.
Ehsan AA. Rapid prototyping of plastic optical fiber coupler. In IEEE TENSYMP 2014 - 2014 IEEE Region 10 Symposium. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. p. 306-309. 6863047
Ehsan, Abang Annuar. / Rapid prototyping of plastic optical fiber coupler. IEEE TENSYMP 2014 - 2014 IEEE Region 10 Symposium. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. pp. 306-309
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