Tapering of Polymer Optical Fibers for Compound Parabolic Concentrator Fiber Tip Fabrication

Hafeez Ul Hassan, Andrea Fasano, Kristian Nielsen, Søren Aasmul, Henrik K. Rasmussen, Ole Bang

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Abstract

We propose a process for Polymer Optical Fiber (POF) Compound Parabolic Compound (CPC) tip manufacturing using a heat and pull fiber tapering technique. The POF, locally heated above its glass transition temperature, is parabolically tapered down in diameter, after which it is cut to the desired output diameter and finally polished to obtain the special CPC tip. The physical mechanism responsible for giving a CPC shape to the POF tip is also investigated. The fabrication process is shown to be sensitive to several manufacturing parameters, such as temperature of the heat source, thermal flux from the heat source, and heating time. We further consider the influence of the heating time latter parameter on the geometry of the obtained CPC fiber tips
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers
Number of pages4
Publication date2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventThe 24th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers - Nuremberg/Franconia , POF 2015, Germany
Duration: 22 Sep 201524 Sep 2015

Conference

ConferenceThe 24th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers
LocationNuremberg/Franconia
CountryGermany
CityPOF 2015
Period22/09/201524/09/2015

Keywords

  • Compound parabolic concentrator,
  • Polymer optical fiber
  • Fluorescence-based sensors
  • Viscoelastic materials
  • Polymers

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