Second generation of low-cost fused tapered (LFT) splitters based on POF technology

Mohd Syuhaimi Ab Rahman, Mohd Hazwan Harun, Hadi Guna, Kasmiran Jumari

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Abstract

This study presents second generation low-cost fused tapered (LFT) 1 × 3 splitter (G2) as novel, low-cost and low-loss splitting device made from PMMA-based polymer optical fiber (POF). G2 (short taper, 0.5 - 2.0 cm) was fabricated by reformulated handwork fusion method using candle and metal tube. A new process, twisting-effect removal, is addeed to refine ripple surface in fused input fiber. LED fiber source (wavelength 650) was injected into input fiber while optical power in output fibers was measured by optical power meter. Insertion loss (7 dB) and excess loss (0.53 dB) for G2 are extremely low. G2 are homogenous splitters since their splitting ratio are very close to 33:33:33% with ± 5% of tolerance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-442
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Scientific and Industrial Research
Volume70
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

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Keywords

  • Fused
  • PMMA
  • POF
  • Polymer optical fiber
  • Splitter

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Second generation of low-cost fused tapered (LFT) splitters based on POF technology. / Ab Rahman, Mohd Syuhaimi; Harun, Mohd Hazwan; Guna, Hadi; Jumari, Kasmiran.

In: Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, Vol. 70, No. 6, 06.2011, p. 435-442.

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