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Cleaved end-face quality of microstructured polymer optical fibres

Law, Susan H., van Eijkelenborg, Martijn A., Barton, Geoffrey W., Yan, Cheng, Lwin, Richard, & Gan, J. (2006) Cleaved end-face quality of microstructured polymer optical fibres. Optics Communications, 265(2), pp. 513-520.

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Abstract

The cutting of a microstructured polymer optical fibre to form an optical end-face is studied. The effect of the temperature and speed of the cutting blade on the end-face is qualitatively assessed and it is found that for fibres at temperatures in the range 70–90 C, a blade at a similar temperature moving at a speed of less than 0.5 mm/s produces a good quality end-face. The nature of the damage caused by the cutting process was examined and found to vary with fibre temperature, blade quality and cut depth. Thermo-mechanical analysis showed that the drawn material was significantly more visco-elastic than the annealed raw material in the 70-90 C temperature range. The behaviour of the surface damage with cut depth was found to be consistent with the behaviour of a visco-elastic material.

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ID Code: 7063
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: optical fibre, polymer, PMMA, microstructure
DOI: 10.1016/j.optcom.2006.04.059
ISSN: 0030-4018
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > OPTICAL PHYSICS (020500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200) > Polymers and Plastics (091209)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 19 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:22

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