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Low-cost fused taper polymer optical fiber (LFT-POF) splitters for environmental and home-networking solution
Author(s): L. S. Supian; Mohammad Syuhaimi Ab-Rahman; Mohd Hazwan Harun; Hadi Gunab; Malik Sulaiman; Nani Fadzlina Naim
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Paper Abstract

In visible optical communication over the multimode PMMA fibers, the overall cost of optical network can be reduced by deploying economical splitters for distributing the optical data signals from a point to multipoint in transmission network. The low-cost splitters shall have two main characteristics; good uniformity and high power efficiency. The most cost-effective and environmental friendly optical splitter having those characteristics have been developed. The device material is 100% purely based on the multimode step-index PMMA Polymer Optical Fiber (POF). The region which all fibers merged as single fiber is called as fused-taper POF. This ensures that all fibers are melted and fused properly. The results for uniformity and power efficiency of all splitters have been revealed by injecting red LED transmitter with 650 nm wavelength into input port while each end of output fibers measured by optical power meter. Final analysis shows our fused-taper splitter has low excess loss 0.53 dB and each of the output port has low insertion loss, which the average value is below 7 dB. In addition, the splitter has good uniformity that is 32:37:31% in which it is suitably used for demultiplexer fabrication.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10453, Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 104530B (22 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2271396
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L. S. Supian, National Defence Univ. of Malaysia (Malaysia)
Mohammad Syuhaimi Ab-Rahman, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
Mohd Hazwan Harun, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
Hadi Gunab, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
Malik Sulaiman, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
Nani Fadzlina Naim, Univ. Teknologi Mara (Malaysia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10453:
Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
Manuel Filipe P. C. M. Martins Costa, Editor(s)

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