The polymer converter for effectively connecting polymer with silica optical fibres

Paulina Pura-Pawlikowska , Michał Dudek , Renata Wonko , Marć Paweł , Małgorzata Kujawińska , Leszek R. Jaroszewicz

Abstract

We present a micrometer−size polymer converter (microbridge) for connecting polymer optical fibres with silica fibres. The procedure of preparing such microstructure is based on a process of photopolymerization. A polymer converter grows as an extension of the fibres’ cores due to a self−guiding effect of the light beam in a photopolymerizable medium. Since the polymer microbridge has refractive index greater inside than outside, such a structure works as a waveguide leading the light beam between connected optical fibres. By selection of time of light exposition to the mixture and optical power of the incident light beam, it is possible to obtain a polymer converter with very good optical and mechanical characteristics. Possibility of using polymer microbridges grown directly from the fibres’ core as coupling elements between silica and polymer fibres is a good alternative for obtaining permanent coupling of such fibres.
Author Paulina Pura-Pawlikowska - Faculty of Advanced Technologies and Chemistry, Military University of Technology Warsaw Poland
Paulina Pura-Pawlikowska,,
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, Michał Dudek IMiF
Michał Dudek,,
- The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics
, Renata Wonko - [Faculty of Advanced Technologies and Chemistry, Military University of Technology Warsaw Poland]
Renata Wonko,,
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- Faculty of Advanced Technologies and Chemistry, Military University of Technology Warsaw Poland
, Marć Paweł - Faculty of Advanced Technologies and Chemistry, Military University of Technology Warsaw Poland
Marć Paweł,,
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, Małgorzata Kujawińska IMiF
Małgorzata Kujawińska,,
- The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics
, Leszek R. Jaroszewicz - Faculty of Advanced Technologies and Chemistry, Military University of Technology Warsaw Poland
Leszek R. Jaroszewicz,,
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Journal seriesOpto-Electronics Review, ISSN 1230-3402
Issue year2016
Vol24
No3
Pages126-133
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Polishtechnologia elementów optyki światłowodowej, fotopolimeryzacja, sprzęganie światłowodów, urządzenie mikrostrukturalne
Keywords in Englishfibre-optic element technology, photopolymerization, fibre coupling, microstructured device
DOIDOI:10.1515/oere-2016-0014
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/oere-2016-0014
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 20.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 1.449 (2) - 2016=1.374 (5)
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