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Manufacturing of extremely narrow polymer fibers by non-diffracting beams
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Paper Abstract

We present an experimental way how to produce extremely narrow polymer fibers using photopolymerization. Such fibers solidify in the high intensity regions of nondiffracting zero-order Bessel beam from the solution of UV cured resin. Bessel Beams are particularly suitable for this purpose because of their narrow high intensity core and long axial region of uniform intensity. The width of the created polymer fiber is strongly dependent on the properties of the Bessel beam, used laser power and curing time. Fibers wide 2 μm were created and their length exceeded 1 cm. This length several times exceeded the axial region of the Bessel beam existence due to self-writing waveguide mechanism.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6609, 15th Czech-Polish-Slovak Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 66090J (12 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.739498
Show Author Affiliations
Jan Ježek, Institute of Scientific Instruments (Czech Republic)
Tomáš Čižmár, Institute of Scientific Instruments (Czech Republic)
Pavel Zemánek, Institute of Scientific Instruments (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6609:
15th Czech-Polish-Slovak Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics

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