Polymer microtips fabricated at the extremity of photonic crystal fibers

Paulina Pura , Michał Szymański , Bartosz Wiśniowski , Michał Dudek , Leszek R. Jaroszewicz , Marek Napierała , Anna Spadło , Paweł Marć , Małgorzata Kujawińska


In this paper, a simple method of manufacturing micrometer-sized polymer elements (microtips) at the extremities of the photonic crystal fibers (PCFs), which are replacing standard optical fibers in many applications due to their unique properties, is presented. The method of microtips fabrication is based on the phenomena of photopolymerization, which is successfully used by the first time, to be best of our knowledge, to manufacture microtip at PCF. The three component photopolymerizable formulation consists of photo-initiating system and multifunctional triacrylate. The photopolymerization is carried out by green laser with the microtip growth controlled by the light exposure parameters (i.e. power and time). Results of microtip fabrication on standard fiber (SMF-28e+) and large mode area PCF (LMA-10) are provided. The influence of the initial process parameters on the final microtip characteristics (i.e., length, diameter and profile) is discussed. The potential applications of such polymer microtips are near-field scanning optical microscopy, coupling light sources with fibers and sensing.
Author Paulina Pura ()
Paulina Pura,,
, Michał Szymański ()
Michał Szymański,,
, Bartosz Wiśniowski
Bartosz Wiśniowski,,
, Michał Dudek (FM / IMPh)
Michał Dudek,,
- The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics
, Leszek R. Jaroszewicz ()
Leszek R. Jaroszewicz,,
, Marek Napierała ()
Marek Napierała,,
, Anna Spadło ()
Anna Spadło,,
, Paweł Marć ()
Paweł Marć,,
, Małgorzata Kujawińska (FM / IMPh)
Małgorzata Kujawińska,,
- The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics
Journal seriesJournal of Materials Science and Engineering: B, ISSN 2161-6221
Issue year2013
Keywords in Polishmikrotip, fotopolimeryzacja, światłowody fotoniczne, mikrostruktury polimerowe
Keywords in Englishmicrotip, photopolymerization, photonic crystal fiber, polymer microstructure
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Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)7
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 7.0, 17-05-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 7.0, 17-05-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators GS Citations = 9.0
Citation count*9 (2020-09-07)
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