Gradient-index POF without dopants: How the optical properties can be controlled by sole temperature treatment
Christian-Alexander Bunge , Manuel Schüppert , M. Becker , Grzegorz Stępniak , T. Vad , G. Seide , T. Gries
AbstractIn this paper we present a novel melt-spinning abrication process for graded-index polymer optical fibers that completely avoids additional dopants for the formation of the refractive-index profile. In the presented process the meltspun fiber is rapidly cooled down so that the inner and outer parts of the fiber solidify at different speeds resulting in a density gradient. This density variation leads to a refractive-index profile without any further dopants. We present achieved results for fibers made of PMMA, and also first preliminary results for bio polymers such as TPU.
|Pages||100311M-1 - 100311M-6|
|Publication size in sheets||0.3|
|Book||Romaniuk Ryszard (eds.): Proc. SPIE. 10031, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016, vol. 10031, 2016, SPIE , ISBN 9781510604858, [781510604865 (electronic) ], 1170 p., DOI:10.1117/12.2257157|
|Keywords in English||Polymer optical fiber, fiber fabrication, bio polymer, fiber characterization|
|project||The Develpment of Digital Communicatios. Project leader: Siuzdak Jerzy,
, Phone: +48 22 234-7232, start date 27-04-2015, end date 31-12-2016, IT/2015/statut, Completed
|Score|| = 15.0, 27-03-2017, BookChapterMatConf|
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