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Fabrication of silicon optical fiber
Author(s): Brian L. Scott; Ke Wang; Vincent Caluori; Gary Pickrell

Paper Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate the fabrication of silicon optical fibers by using the powder-in-tube technique. The fibers are drawn from a preform utilizing a custom-made fiber drawing system. Silicon optical fibers having cladding diameters in the range of 40 to 240 μm, core diameters in the range of 10 to 100 μm, and an approximate overall length of 7 cm have been fabricated. The powder-in-tube technique is versatile and can be utilized to fabricate fibers with different dimensions and core/cladding materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2009
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 48(10) 100501 doi: 10.1117/1.3250189
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 48, Issue 10
Show Author Affiliations
Brian L. Scott, Virginia Tech (United States)
Ke Wang, Virginia Tech (United States)
Vincent Caluori, Virginia Tech (United States)
Gary Pickrell, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)

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