Design and fabrication of polymer cross fiber for large-core single-mode operation

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-107
Journal / PublicationJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume27
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2009

Abstract

In this paper, we report the fabrication of a polymer segmented cladding fiber (SCF) that contains four high-index cladding segments, which is coined the "cross fiber." In particular, we highlight the difficulties experienced in the fabrication process. We find that severe shear stresses at the interface between segments can be created and, as a result, the preform tends to shatter resulting in the formation of air bubbles during fiber drawing. The problem becomes more serious as the number of segments increases. Because the single-mode performance of a SCF depends only weakly on the number of the high-index cladding segments, to minimize the fabrication difficulty, it is sufficient to use a SCF with four segments, namely, a cross fiber, for the realization of large-core single-mode operation. © 2009 IEEE.

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  • Optical fiber fabrication, Optical fiber material, Optical fibers

Citation Format(s)

Design and fabrication of polymer cross fiber for large-core single-mode operation. / Yeung, Anson; Chu, Pak L.; Peng, Gang Peng; Chiang, Kin Seng; Liu, Qing.

In: Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 27, No. 2, 15.01.2009, p. 101-107.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal