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Controllable acid stripping system for bare fiber with high tensile strength
Author(s): Zhifeng Wang; Huanhuan Liu; Yana Shang; Fufei Pang; Zhangwei Ma; Zhenyi Chen; Tingyun Wang
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Paper Abstract

Bare fiber is the base for fabricating many functional fiber devices showing broad applications in both fiber-optic communication and sensing. However, the conventional mechanic stripping method to remove fiber coating deteriorate inevitably fiber tensile strength. Alternately, an acid stripping technique has been introduced to keep the original tensile strength. But the traditional acid stripping coating system usually use a large amount of concentrated sulfuric acid with time-consuming rinsing process, and it is difficult to control the solution temperature and the stripped length of the fiber. In this work, we have proposed and demonstrated a system by exploring a T-shaped glass tube associated with an alcohol lamp to control the acid stripping process. By dropping a small amount of concentrated sulfuric acid (>95wt%H2SO4) in the T-shaped glass tube heated by the lamp, the length of bare fiber length can be controlled. The tensile strength of such bare fiber has been further studied, proving that our method can keep the original tensile strength. The obtained bare fiber with high tensile strength shows potential application in functional fiber devices together with special micromachining or coating techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2019
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 11048, 17th International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks (ICOCN2018), 110484C (14 February 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2522501
Show Author Affiliations
Zhifeng Wang, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Huanhuan Liu, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Yana Shang, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Fufei Pang, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Zhangwei Ma, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Zhenyi Chen, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Tingyun Wang, Shanghai Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11048:
17th International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks (ICOCN2018)
Zhaohui Li, Editor(s)

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