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Fabrication of micro/nano optical fiber by mechano-electrospinning
Author(s): Qinnan Chen; Dezhi Wu; Zhe Yu; Xuecui Mei; Ke Fang; Daoheng Sun
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Paper Abstract

We study a novel fabrication method of micro/nano optical fiber by mechano-electrospinning (MES) direct-written technology. MES process is able to precisely manipulate the position and diameter of the electro-spun micro/nano fiber by adjusting the mechanical drawing force, which through changing the speed of motion stage (substrate). By adjusting the substrate speed, the nozzle-to-substrate distance and the applied voltage, the poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) micro/nano optical fibers (MNOF) with controlled diameter are obtained and the tapered MNOF are fabricated by continuously changing the substrate speed. The transmission characteristics of PMMA micro/nano fiber is experimentally demonstrated, and a PMMA micro/nano fiber based refractive index sensor is designed. Our works shows the new fabrication method of MNOF by MES has the potential in the field of light mode conversion, optical waveguide coupling, refractive index detection and new micro/nano optical fiber components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10460, AOPC 2017: Optoelectronics and Micro/Nano-Optics, 104601P (24 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2285589
Show Author Affiliations
Qinnan Chen, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Dezhi Wu, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Zhe Yu, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Xuecui Mei, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Ke Fang, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Daoheng Sun, Xiamen Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10460:
AOPC 2017: Optoelectronics and Micro/Nano-Optics
Min Qiu; Min Gu; Xiaocong Yuan; Zhiping Zhou, Editor(s)

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