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The methodology of preparing the end faces of cylindrical waveguide of polydimethylsiloxane
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Paper Abstract

Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) can be used for its optical properties and its composition offers the possibility of use in the dangerous environments. Therefore authors of this article focused on more detailed working with this material. The article describes the methodology of preparing the end faces of the cylindrical waveguide of polymer polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) to minimize losses during joining. The first method of preparing the end faces of the cylindrical waveguide of polydimethylsiloxane is based on the polishing surface of the sandpaper of different sizes of grains (3 species). The second method using so-called heat smoothing and the third method using aligning end faces by a new layer of polydimethylsiloxane. The outcome of the study is to evaluate the quality of the end faces of the cylindrical waveguide of polymer polydimethylsiloxane based on evaluating the attenuation. For this experiment, it was created a total of 140 samples. The attenuation was determined from both sides of the created samples for three different wavelengths of the visible spectrum.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10440, Optical Materials and Biomaterials in Security and Defence Systems Technology XIV, 104400I (26 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2277527
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M. Novak, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
J. Nedoma, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
J. Jargus, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
L. Bednarek, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
D. Cvejn, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
V. Vasinek, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10440:
Optical Materials and Biomaterials in Security and Defence Systems Technology XIV
Roberto Zamboni; François Kajzar; Attila A. Szep; Katarzyna Matczyszyn, Editor(s)

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