Fabrication of Polymer Microfiber through Direct Drawing and Splicing of Silica Microfiber via Vapor Spray and Flame Treatment

R., ZAKARIA and S.W., HARUN and W., KAM and Y.S., ONG (2015) Fabrication of Polymer Microfiber through Direct Drawing and Splicing of Silica Microfiber via Vapor Spray and Flame Treatment. In: Third International Conference on Advances in Bio-Informatics, Bio-Technology and Environmental Engineering- ABBE 2015, 26 - 27 May,2015, Birmingham B42 2SU, UNITED KINGDOM.

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Abstract

We report the simple fabrication technique of polymer microfiber with high surface smoothness and length uniformity using a molten polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) in conjunction with direct drawing technique. With the aid of fabricated polymer microfiber, we successfully demonstrate a new splicing technique via two steps processes. The fabricated microfiber with diameter of 1.5 µm and length of 3 mm has been used in splicing the silica microfibers based on solvent vapor spray and flame treatment process. The permanent splicing has been achieved after silica fiber fused with flame and polymer fiber is removed. We were able to obtain an average splicing loss of about -0.69 dB. Using the same technique, we also demonstrated the splicing for ring resonator. The splicing technique demonstrated here promises high potential for robust optical integration of microfibers for various functional circuits and devices

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: optical fiber, sensors
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2019 11:43
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2019 11:43
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/1736

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